My adventure today was exploring an old "coal breaker" used to break up large chunks of coal mined by explosives and such. This apparently produced larger chunks which needed to be broken, cleaned and sorted. The breaker was where this happened. This is the first urbex outing for my Panasonic G5 and it was wearing the Oly 9-18mm. I got there before sun up and saw this looming giant. Note also the abandoned rail lines and survey ribbon. It's possible this will all be torn down eventually which will be sad. This was my first visit and I was along which makes it scarier but fun as well. See the long chute on the right? The top of that was a goal as it's the highest point in the building. Breaking Nick: The Breaker in the Twilight by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr As you come around the back where you can't be seen the way in is under the rear loading areas. Breaking Nick: Welcome by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr Here's a view out the window one floor below the top. To the left is the abandoned site, to the right an active processing site. Breaking Nick: The Old and the New by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr Here we are at the top of the world! To the right is the anchoring structure and drive system that would have pulled the long belt that carried coal to the top. Breaking Nick: Top of the World! by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr Wasn't sure what the structure was going to be like at the top of the chute, but it was fine for me to climb out on it and take a shot down the long chute. The belt obviously is gone. Breaking Nick: A Long Way Downstream... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr There will be more! But I have to go to sleep because I have to work tonight to get the steel mill started. More later this week as I get them processed.