2005. This is very likely the oldest image I have on the website; I took this in the early 2000s with my first camera when I was new to the hobby. I still like it quite a lot.
To get more light into the wards, the building was narrow and had angular rooms, often staff space, perpendicular to the main hallway.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
Below the historic National Guard Armory.
The side of the maintenance shops, still home to several disassembled electric carts.