From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
The west portal of the tunnel is open, and if it wasn’t for the rough track, I would think by looking at it that a train could be coasting up behind me any moment. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
Looking out of the “back door”, where equipment could be lifted into the factory with a crane. The bottom of the coal conveyor can be seen outside.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
Not a wisp of smoke can be seen today.
Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.