Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
Now, to add a human scale.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
A typical dwelling in San Luis. I could not tell if it was occupied, but most of the town is abandoned.
Instructional film strips on the floor of a second floor closer.
Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.