I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
The first floor of the Industrial Loft building.
In the basement were all the valves to control the flow of municipal steam through the building. This hasty hand letting was beside one such valve, near a carved brick with a name and ‘1934’ under it.
This load of lime seems to have been left right where it was loaded.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
In most places, it may seem off for there to be a tunnel door on the top floor of a building, but Ford was that kind of place. This door from the steam plant led into a skyway and tunnel that connected to the main assembly floor.
The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line.