It’s not hard to see how Germany could turn these into a prison overnight.
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.
A typical room in the barracks, reinforced from mortars and light shelling, possibly.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
A typical room in Birtle.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.