One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
Looking through the center of a scrapped generator, its copper long scrapped.
Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore.
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.