Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.
The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices.
This heavy door opens directly into the missile vault and was used to load and unload the missile erector.
Taken at a junction in the tube world.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.