A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
This roof hasn’t budged under the weight of snow, instead it just filters-through the light onto the floor.
The main buildings were mostly interconnected and in good condition. The dry air helps to preserve the wooden structures.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
Between the repair shops and the stock department is this odd little structure. No, the walls are not level–it’s not your eyes. The shops slope left, the structure slopes right.
Ringling, MT is spread thin across the grassy land.