The building began as a repair shed for locomotives. The train traffic serviced the surrounding Illinois coal mines.
Those deep holes and trenches have long been exhausted and the tracks have been ripped out.
Within a small corner of the structure, there’s a welding shop. The boss is well-known for her skills of the trade.
She was nice enough to let me have a moment of her time.
In keeping with her status, I felt like an elevated view was the right approach.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.