Big Pipe A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, catwalks, machinery, pipes... A wrecked pressure gauge and employee time cards. One of the generators, weeks before it was taken apart to be shipped to another power plant somewhere else. The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100. The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator. There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions. In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe. The cupola–the space above the silos–is surprisingly original. The building was too unstable for anyone to scrap it out. Seriously, the floor is a deathtrap. When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.