Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
The beeping never stopped. The robots never slept, not even when they were unplugged. It was a nightmare.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
Some sort of materials handling building, judging by the construction.
Wind-battered catwalk lights between the shaft house and headframe/rockhouse building.
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.
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
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.