Lonaconing Love It was as noisy then as it is colorful now… Similar Images ...based on the tags: gears, machinery, pipes, rusty... I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard. Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground. I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible. The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up. Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty. Because of the dangers of storing the materials to make explosives as well as the explosives themselves, there were earthen bunkers all across the plant like this. When not running 24 hours a day during a campaign, the plant was being repaired. Every sugar mill has a large shop and parts room for those times. Part of the system below Dock 2.