A nice view of the aurora borealis (“Northern Lights”) strong enough to outshine the industrial lighting at the power plant. The lights in the foreground direct ships discharging coal for the station.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
A twin-engine crew pushes full taconite cars onto Dock 6.
The fiery side of a launch building, just is it began to rain.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.
After a short rainfall douses the mill in downtown Fergus Falls, the river next to the brick walls swells and the sounds of water overtakes the echos of the nearby bars. Reflections are on the foundation of the former distribution and rail building.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.