My late brother, Mike, was an operator of larry cars down at "the Steel." Your images are incredible! He shared some great stories with me, and I think you captured the remnants of an amazing era. When he started there in 1969, he was told the job would be "hot, loud, and dirty." He stated that they weren't kidding and he loved that place! Thanks!
One of the Larry Cars sits idle and rusting beneath the upper section of railroad tracks used to supply the mill. The car was fitted with a scale rated for thousands of pounds.