The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.
This is the building with the water tower on top, full of Barcol stuff that did not sell at auction and not worth the trouble to scrap.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
The main rail artery for Thunder Bay passes Ogilvie’s.