Looking at the town from a highway turn-off. This is how most people see it.
A self portrait from more than a decade ago.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
Looking at ADM-1 from beside ADM-4, back when ADM-4 had a train shed and ADM-1 had a skyway. In the thick woods beneath the skyway was a long time homeless camp… most of its residents were very friendly.
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
William Duncan built this house for his family in 1879. It has become one of the most popular structures in the ghost town of Animas Forks.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.