The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
The cupola–the space above the silos–is surprisingly original. The building was too unstable for anyone to scrap it out. Seriously, the floor is a deathtrap.
Looking toward a void–formerly a hallway to the mineshaft–now a hole in the ground.
The skyway in the bottom of the picture is now gone.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
Unintentional art comes in the form of a beet juice slurry baffle.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.