C’mon and grab your friends… we’ll go to very—rusty lands…
A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust.
Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
The first 800 or so feet of the tunnel is finished with reinforced concrete. The test is raw stone. This is the spot where it switches. Side note: nailing this shot on film is one of my proudest light-painted moments.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
The old No Trespassing sign, with the Peavey logo still on it.