Can you imagine workers in a food plant smoking on the job today?
Happy mine bacteria ‘chews’ away at one of the narrow gauge rail ties still embedded in the sand floor. The orange color is not a mistake of mine; it is the result of different minerals leeching into the water table and draining into the mine. Keep in mind that, about 100 feet above, is the Ford plant itself!
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design.
Old hospital beds.
Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’.
“What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash.
At the extreme eastern end of the plant is a bank of modern concrete silos. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface.