Rows of offices under the power plant, which was in the middle of being demolished during my adventure. Despite the snow, this was meant as an interior.
The skylights with geared-to-open windows were massive and quite functional.
Taken from the rooftop looking toward downtown, a hometown, a river town.
One of a pair of poles to hold the electric lines for the streetcars entering and exiting the tunnel.
Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
The orange bars were secured to the tunnel walls to support electric lines for the mine carts. Lower parts of the sand mines were allowed to flood. The water was perfectly still, and made for a mud so thick it could suck off your boots.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
A mid-line polishing booth. It was fun to see the thousands of lasers and other sensors that guided the robotic arms and tools around the bodies as they passed. Note the red/green stop/go lights in the distance.