Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
A walk-up service window on the side of an administration building of some sort. I have a feeling the buildings were color coded.
Pipe fittings in little drawers, lit by tea lights.
Energy conserving window plastic does no good when the doors are all open and the heat’s off.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
One of the occupied buildings in Nevadaville.
The coal extractor swings back and forth, ripping coal from the ground and throwing it on a conveyor belt to be burned a few miles away.