Looking at the side of the Superior Elevator from the tracks that feed the Western. Note the old flagpole.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
Without proper pressure, the steering engine was ineffective.
Stairs and power lines enter the abandoned depot. Shingles slide off the rotten roof. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
Under the monster and its teeth.
I am not sure what this machine does, but I have a hunch that it husks and cleans the sugar beets as they come into the plant. It is certainly the biggest single piece of equipment in any of the mills.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
Where the trees are sprouting–below the skyways and criss-crossing pipes–are two sets of railroad tracks that turned through this narrow alleyway through the middle of the production line to drop off raw materials and pick up finished product.