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... Part of the back of the distribution boards; the rear of a giant remote transformer switch. In case power was lost, this manual signal could direct trains on and off the taconite trestle. Turning the pole would change the color of the light on top and the shape of the metal flags. The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin. Unit 4’s lower levels. Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex. My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow. A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937. A closeup of a soon-to-be-scrapped crane pulley. This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.