Inside the towering offices, Firestone-colored staircases connect senseless rows of wood-paneled offices.
The end of the monorail in the nitrating house.
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]
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!
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.