Up Above the Boilers, Armour, September 2014

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Climbing the rickety stairs, we emerged up above the boilers, which you can above, with the coal hoppers on the right.

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There were a whole forest of pipes up here, probably covered in asbestos insulation, and their use is a mystery to me.

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I assume all of the pipes were part of a heating system, and also to power the refrigeration engines next door.

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But below, this is the great shot: looking down into the now empty coal hoppers. Coal had been left in them when the plant was abandoned, but someone had once pulled the chain, emptying the last coal out several years ago.

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What a fascinating place, and one that I wish could have been preserved.

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