The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
When I looked out of the old mill, I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell was holding it all up.
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant.
The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.
Even in monochrome, you can probably tell what colors were over Hastings that evening: Red, White, and Blue.
A porcelain basin in the locker room is detached, but shows excellent patina. I hope when the machine shop is repurposed that this can be saved.
On this production line, the office was elevated far above the floor.