Next to the pit in the maintenance shop is “The Wall”… where rail workers wrote about interesting happenings at Shoreham.
Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin.
One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car’s metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
Don’t you love the shape of the house on the right?