Powdered coal would sit in these hoppers before they get mixed with water to make a slurry. Then the mixture is injected into the firebox and ignited to make a coal-powered flamethrower capable of boiling water very quickly.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.
It was as noisy then as it is colorful now…
Calumet stands at the side of the Union Pacific railyard.
Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
Some parts of the doctor’s apartment in the Administration Tower were decidedly upscale. Look at the beautiful ironwork on that sink!
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.