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.
One of the many fireproof bridges connecting the factory sections, one way to prevent fires from spreading throughout the plant.
Power House, 2000s From the roof of the larger power plant’s Building A, Hastings, MN’s lights burn behind the smokestacks.
Taken from the rooftop looking toward downtown, a hometown, a river town.
“Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway.
One chute drops grain on a conveyor for storage in the north silo cluster, while another is ready to deposit the flow where the conveyor cannot reach. Instead of engineering the belt to trip in reverse, the silos under the workhouses have their own chutes.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.