The American Victory next to M, seen late at night.
A wide view of the steam pump room, complete with pistons (taken apart for their brass), flywheels (covered in graffiti and rust) and pressure gauges (smashed apart for fun). I guess what I’m trying to say is, I was not disappointed.
Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
Above Treasure Mountain Mine is the capped shaft of the defunct San Juan Queen Mine. This is taken near that location, looking down the road that connects the mines to Animas Forks.
A better view of the belt system that drives all the machinery in the plant.
Looking at the rear of the mill, through dead vines and barbed wire.
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 first time I saw Buffalo Central Terminal was from a westbound Empire Builder. In the foreground you can see the rows of platforms.
One night, I camped behind the sugar mill. You can tell be the clouds that a cold front was moving out—it was a hot day.