Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
A closeup of a flour chute.
The old gate sign, leaned against one of the terminal elevators.
Note the really old carvings in the mineral-stained sandstone on the walls and ceiling. This little cave was walled-off on one end, making me wonder what the area was for. Lighting is a set of three candles and two LED flashlights and a cigarette.
Looking up the rock house.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.
The end of the dock, done quickly and cheaply with wood. The towers were for lights, so ships could be loaded at all hours.