This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
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!
It’s never a good sign when the windows are boarded from the inside.
In the days before a centralized fire alarm system, coded whistle blasts would warn when and where a fire broke out.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.