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.
Sprouts of life in center of a smashed glass block.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
The first time I saw Buffalo Central Terminal was from a westbound Empire Builder. In the foreground you can see the rows of platforms.
A look at the Longmont Sugar Mill in May 2014.
These copulas made the iron for casting.
A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
One of the last times I saw the skyway standing. ADM’s Meal Elevator is in the distance.
The fresh snow makes the whole complex look a lot cleaner than it actually is.