What can I say, Homestake was a huge operation. I imagine they had to lower some very large things into the mine. Did you notice the relatively small guides on the side of the cage? The hoist house is still in operation lowering a similar cage. The Sanford underground laboratory personnel use it for what ever. Some 18" gauge tracks were retained for some use I am not aware of. I assume some rolling stock must also be in use.
I made a little progress around the new bridge area. Before the bridge goes in, scenery behind the bridge and the dry wash need to be finished. Trying to do this after the bridge is installed would be a pain in the butt.
Larry G wrote: .. skinny dippers. I am assuming that posting photos of these adventurous folks would get me into hot water,? Well, even Wikipedia now says: "( skinny dipping is done ) more recently in ...hot tubs.
Ah yes, skinny dipping, hot tubs are the most often place for that adventurous activity. My wife and I have a hot tub in our basement where just the two of us skinny dip.
I am almost finished with assembling and painting my nude figures and will post a photo soon. Not sure where they will end up on the layout, most likely near a future mountain resort. I like to ruffle a few feathers from time to time so we'll see how my nude figures are received