Duluth, Missabe & Northern Boiler The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boilers, coal, dirty, favorites, ghost-signs, light-painted, machinery, numbers, pipes, rusty, signs, steel, valves... This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else! The Sivertson’s sign seems like from a different time. I’ve never seen it lit, but I bet it’s beautiful. David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler. One of the underground creeks in Duluth, somewhere under the East Hillside neighborhood. One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly. Police tape marks were kids got hurt in the past… probably from falling from the unstable catwalk above. Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven. One of two matching M.W. Glenn boilers, perhaps the last made by this prodigious boilermaster. As the boiler room is partly below Second Street Easy, they probably will not be moving any time soon. The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.