Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
Hales & Hunter sign, as it looks today.
The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.
At an abandoned train repair shop.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
Fancy spikes to help keep suicidal patients from climbing the fence and leaping down the stairs.
At the end of a conveyor belt and poised over a loading station, it’s easy to image the tinny sound of chicken feed sliding across the metal. Like sand on the old-fashioned stainless steel playground slides.