Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
This elevator came crashing down, perhaps from the topmost floor. I wonder what it sounded like.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.