Bayard Sugar Mill, as seen from the old power plant
If there were no other options, operators could climb this ladder from the Communications Room to the surface, after opening two heavy steel hatches, of course.
The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
The first floor hallway between conference rooms and the diesel lab at the center of the facility
Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.
This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
Rust undermines the decade old graffiti on the steel bin.