Worm in the path of raw ore where it would be dumped from rock cars into the silo below.
With the maintenance door open you can see the buckets on in the vertical conveyor.
Looking toward the famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge from Lake Superior. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67.
The curving corridors flanking the Administration Tower are especially ornate, though the prison-like door betrays the real purpose of the building.
A shipment board for customers that may or may not exist anymore. Let’s assume any of the products made here are probably on backorder.
Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
Behind a nurse’s station.
Moisture and temperature changes have hoisted the wooden floors of the first floor classrooms.