Looking from the shaft room into the room where an electric hoist would be.
From the loftily perspective of the crane cab, I thought about how nice it would have been to have been here when there was equipment to share the space. This begs the question, who took out the equipment?
An old sign in front of the elevators that used to constitute Saskatchewan Wheat Pool #4. Kodak Pro 100.
A polaroid (FP100c, actually) of the newer grain car dumper.
The cladding on the 1926 elevator is beginning to submit to the high velocity prairie winds.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
When you watch TV from the jars, it seems so much more real, they tell me.
Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.