A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
The light masts are there, but it looks like the cables that stretched across the dock with the actual lights have fallen down.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
An elevator is reflected in the flooded footprint of Spencer & Kellogg. These trains are in storage for the winter.
Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
As wind and currents moved the ice around between the ore docks, the sounds of crunching echoed through the otherwise quiet bar.
Dead cars were parked permanently near the model farm. Perhaps it had an automotive program. After all, before they were ‘Indian Residential Schools’ they were ‘Indian Industrial Schools’.