Island Station Basement Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines! Similar Images ...based on the tags: basements, flooded, machinery, pipes, reflections, rusty, shadows... Peering out of the porthole of the light tower, I saw the shadow of the station on the lake. Like a grave marker, a single post remembers where Dock 3 stood on the bay. This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them. Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse. Giant paint mixers. In an old ward, two men would have shared this room. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building. An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.