The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant.
This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
A ruined platform on the railyard platform side of the warehouse.
Sheet metal over the windows. A red boot sole in the tumbleweeds. Is it inside, or outside?
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!