A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.
Can you imagine workers in a food plant smoking on the job today?
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
A quick vertical panorama taken on my back at the sweet spot of a great summer sunset. On the skylight is the torch-cut catwalk that used to link the outside of the smokestacks that vented the cupolas.
If you’re an Astra-Zenica representative and want to use this for some magazine ad, I’ll charge you a reasonable $10,000. Email me (ha)!
Pillsbury from across the Mississippi River and Stone Arch Bridge from the roof of the Washburn Crosby Elevator (aka Gold Medal Flour).
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.