Workers’ Stairs One of the oldest buildings had a wide central staircase with well worn steps. They were utilitarian and beautiful. Similar Images ...based on the tags: blue, peeling-paint, staircases... One of the staircases that connected the lab, the plant, and the offices. Just outside of the blast furnace is a series of platforms and catwalks to bring workers to the stoves. On this production line, the office was elevated far above the floor. On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles. The railing were jealous of both the bricks and bits, and chose instead to dissolve like this. The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos. Though it’s a little unclear what control station controlled what function, these levers seemed to relate to some of the bigger equipment inside the dredge, such as the trommel. Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image. A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.