Looking at the side of 4B from the roof of its car shed.
Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF.
The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.
A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
The corner of Clyde on Michigan Street looked like it had been sealed a long time.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.
On the left, the formula for the sintering mix was written (“mischungszusammenselzung”) to keep track of the jobs.
On the left is a bathroom, which is why it has the wire mesh over the door; so it could be locked and still be ventilated. On the right side are small double-bed rooms, which still have their heavy wooden doors. More attractive than jail cell doors, but serving the same purpose.
Elevator B, used by a local farmer, stands behind an old farm truck at the edge of town.