A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
I’ll remember the neon glow fondly.
The historical entrance.
A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.
Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone.
Although most of the buildings were open and empty, a few carried signs.