An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
Milwaukee Road’s second substation at Loweth, as seen from the highway. Somewhat ironically, a new electrical substation is across the street from it today.In the background, you can make out a collapsing storage shed and some of the grades.
An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick.
The side of the church, taken from a grungy sidewalk.
For some time, Purina ran a feed service out of the elevator. Inside and outside were signs of its past presence.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
In case one forgot… mounted behind the appropriate valves. Who hasn’t memorized the appropriate valve positions?
From my archives–the NorShor as an innocent gentleman’s club, called ‘the NorShor Experience’.
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.