One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
Fire buckets did not have flat bottoms so they could never be used for other buckety tasks, and were thus always handy in an actual fire.
Without proper pressure, the steering engine was ineffective.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!