One of the hundreds of wells across the depot, as seen through an open rail door. In the distance, the radome.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!
This old Jetta did more offroading than your average lifted tinted loud-exhaust pickup.
Shadows of distant power lines are carried to the concrete by street lights.
With its fresh paint, Lake Superior Elevator “I” almost looks contemporary, but it far outdates its neighbors, It replaced a wooden elevator by the same name in 1919.
Trees by the beautiful Nurse’s Cottage above and behind the Kirkbride. One side looks out over farmland while the other faces the back of the hospital grounds. As of 2014, the city is allowing artists to rent spaces inside.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.