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.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
An old nurse’s station (you can tell because of the half-door with table) with torn-up tiles. Notice through the curved doorway that even the ceiling has a curvature.
This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts.
The sign room with glass letters, words, and numbers.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.