Big Pipe A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, catwalks, machinery, pipes... My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn. The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background. Harsh rail yard lighting throws shadows of broken windows against the line of boilers. It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter. The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind. The former BESCO building in the last light of day. This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors. Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos. Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.