Brewery Creek Waterfall, somewhere above Duluth. Lit with candles and a small LED panel. To me, it looked like a pipe pouring molten metal.
Between the gauges for the power plant boilers and the steam pump flywheels.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
Cages and hooks to dry wet miner clothes.
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.