The only light in the ‘coffin’ of the Atlas E is that which leaks through the exhaust vents.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
One of the generators, weeks before it was taken apart to be shipped to another power plant somewhere else.
A machine to cast copper billets.
The orange bars were secured to the tunnel walls to support electric lines for the mine carts. Lower parts of the sand mines were allowed to flood. The water was perfectly still, and made for a mud so thick it could suck off your boots.
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.
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Kate in the Atlas E, which is essentially a buried Atlas D. Above is the protective steel blast door.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.