The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
The ice around the dock, compressed by the waves, was less clear than the open ice.
Hunter and the Hoist House.
I really like the way this high-ceilinged room is decaying. Well, decayed. It’s demolished now.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
Above the altar are faded murals. Here’s the Holy Grail.
This movable chute came off its rails.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
The room on the right with the higher doors is the coal receiving room; this used to have a trestle that elevated coal trains over it, so they could dump into basement silos.