Part of a series I am shooting of patriotic Americana left in abandoned factories.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
A few of the stalls in the older section of the roundhouse, the noon sky peeking in.
I did not take the escape ladder to the surface, but I am told it pops up in the middle of a hill next to the missile silo doors.
One of the only extant assembly line tracks in the body painting department. No photographer leaves Fisher 21 without capturing some version of this spot; hope you like mine.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.
I believe this is the push car, meaning it would push the charge in the oven out the opposite side into the train car.
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.