Abandoned places with the things they used still inside is quite a draw for photographers for many reasons. Documenting the past, the challenge of shooting in the dark, the layers of dust, crust and rust provide texture and color. For me making it artwork. Color you can't get at one of the box stores. Equipment and tools that provided needed supplies and jobs that made towns grown and prosper. I have been visiting these types of places for awhile and have a bucket list to visit. One of these places is the Grain Elevators in Buffalo. You just can't get in unless you do a work shop. Double that with a visit with family and you have something to look forward to.
Saint Nicholas_coal_breaker was the first and since some of the building has been demolished to make way for another strip mine. I have missed a few just because I hadn't thought about getting inside until it was too late.