This is the front side of the structure where the tender would be spotted to load coal. The catwalk provides access to the coal chute and gate lift mechanism above. In this shot you can see some heavy timber that have temporarily been put in place during the stabilization of the structure. That might be one of the upper cable pulleys leaning against the structure. Photo by Dave Dye on May 27, 2001.

This view is the northern side of the shed. The pipe above the window would be the exhaust from the hoist engine. You can also see one of the bucket guide frames on the far left. It looks like my pickup snuck into the shot as well. Photo by Dave Dye on May 28, 1989.

This shot provides some perspective on how much work needed to be done on the structure. This is the south side of the shed before being restored. Photo by Dave Dye on May 28, 1989.

This shot is peeking through one of the two windows at the rear or east side of the shed. These windows allow the operator a view of the buckets as coal is loaded into them from the hopper. In the upper left corner of the window is part of the handle used to raise and lower the coal gate that is used to regulate the flow of coal into the bucket. A matching handle is located to the left for the second bucket. Also visible is the cable spool which is used to raise/lower the buckets. The cable has two or three wraps around this spool. Since this is a balanced bucket system one bucket would be at the top of the tower when the other is down in the coal loading pit. Photo by Dave Dye on May 28, 1989.