The brick substation and the wooden storage shed are the last two structures from The Milwaukee Road’s operations at Loweth.
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
A ruined culvert near Oregon Creek, behind Old Main, the predecessor of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
Without a conveyor belt, this tripper seems lost. The job of this machine was simply to take grains from the moving conveyor belt and eject it into the silos via the chutes on the sides. Note all the dust collection venting added to the machine to suck up any explosive grain dust.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
Moon of M.R. ‘1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
The shaft house, where hydraulic steel doors allowed or denied entry into the mine shaft. Overhead is a light and alarm. If it sounds, the mine is being evacuated, and you best not go in and best stay the hell out of the way. Locals dump tires here, now.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.