An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
The Dock 5 sign at track level. Probably as an aid to sailors reboarding their vessels.
Rows of offices under the power plant, which was in the middle of being demolished during my adventure. Despite the snow, this was meant as an interior.
The company labs. If you can believe it, this area is even more destroyed today.
An engine on display outside the Montana Territorial Prison in Deer Lodge, MT. This was a typical electric locomotive used by The Milwaukee Road.
A staircase leads behind three of the dock chutes, seemingly to nowhere. The lower on the left held one end of a string of lights above the dock.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Somewhere, Bruce Springsteen is playing while an exceedingly furry man tunes his Ford truck in the driveway of a house he built with his bare hands. This is for that person.