Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Steel Mill Part 2

This is possibly the coolest place I've been to, in recent memory. I'm posting these in reverse, so while technically this is the fourth of the posts, I'm putting the second group of photographs here.

This is the interior of the mill, in the Main Bay. This is where all the dead machinery can be seen, the rollers that took the massive slabs of steel from the furnace and rolled them until they were wires and rods.

The third, fourth and fifth photos here is an area called The Tombstones. It's where all the billets (read: massive slabs of steel) came into the mill via train. The billets were stored in the grooves in these posts, each of which is more than 12 feet tall.

This is probably the creepiest of the areas. :D

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