An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
A better look at the rails in the floor, installed to help move heavy equipment around the building.
In the modern control room at the base of the white elevator tower are the electronics that ran the newer building, its rail components and boat-loading component. The superstructure permeates all spaces here, as can be seen with the crossing I-beams in the main office.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
Don’t let Mitchell Engine House run out of steam…
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.