Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
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.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
Note the really old carvings in the mineral-stained sandstone on the walls and ceiling. This little cave was walled-off on one end, making me wonder what the area was for. Lighting is a set of three candles and two LED flashlights and a cigarette.
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.