I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
Grimy windows and the other half of the complex trade interests and stares.
Looking into the mouth of the hopper which mine carts dumped into at the top of the Concentrator.
Scrawls on the side of the beams of the ‘Pipe Shop;.
These monorails were on a side line to build smaller parts of the Ranger before being attached to the truck itself. Note in the upper right that there’s another conveyor above this section.
Postcards and snapshots in a high elevator office.
The chief engineer had many phones. It’s my guess one connects to the pilot house and the other connects to the emergency steerage station that’s mid-deck.