The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160.
Sidewalks to a boarded barracks, each making the other obsolete in the night.
On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
The barracks are being reclaimed by nature.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
This low brick building is interesting to me.
This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.