Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.
When the dock across the slip loads, the lighting below the otherwise dark ‘5’ can get a little wild.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
Reflections of graffiti during spring melt.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
Below the factory floor is a network of hallways and tunnels, all flooded with water.
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.