Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
Prize Mine has been the victim of erosion. Its north wall is pushed in by rockfall and its south side is far from ground level.
The floor IS the machine…
The workshop and parts room was full of light and meticulously sorted bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and all sorts of specialty hardware.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.