Easier-to-demolish parts of the power plant were torched apart. Catwalks to nowhere meant lots of dead ends.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
A 16-minute exposure from the roof of an abandoned building shows the aurora borealis and streaking stars.
Colors of the boiler room.
Power House, 2000s From the roof of the larger power plant’s Building A, Hastings, MN’s lights burn behind the smokestacks.
2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.