A diesel engine on display at Deer Lodge, circa 1961.
This bay would host boxcars as workers would fill them with the fruits of the factory.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
2011. Flavored beers are still popular. The flavor concentrates were stored in this bank of fridges.
Where the tailings boom meets the mill.
This seemed to be the newest building on the property.