…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.
The cupola–the space above the silos–is surprisingly original. The building was too unstable for anyone to scrap it out. Seriously, the floor is a deathtrap.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
Timbers overlap where mine cars plunged, a strange wooden fence traced the center of the beams.
This elevator came crashing down, perhaps from the topmost floor. I wonder what it sounded like.
The last wooden school chair survives—almost intact—by being jammed between a pipe and the ceiling of the boiler room.
Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
The rear of engine bay 13… according to the heavily faded sign.