Item is a photograph of students from Xavier College taking part in the March of Concern, protesting the proposed Sydney Steel Plant closure in 1967. The plant was eventually taken over and operated by the Province of Nova Scotia as the Sydney Steel Company (SYSCO) until its closure in 2001.
Items is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing the interior of the conveyor system where coal is being moved by belt line to the top of the coal pocket; A close-up shot of the interior of the system. Note that rollers beneath belt are visible on either side.
Item is a photograph of the coke ovens under construction, showing the coal pocket with covered conveyor leading to it, over the battery at left. In the foreground, the concrete for the second battery is about to be poured.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing number 5 exhaust stack left, with the coke screening plant behind it. Coke from the screening plant is being loaded directly into waiting cars. At right, part of the coal pocket with conveyor leading to it is visible over the battery ovens.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the by-products building, centre, where tar, crude oil, and sulphate of ammonia were produced. At right are tar storage tanks. Platform at left was where tar was off-loaded.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing the piping and works inside the tar pumphouse, which was associated with the by-products building where tar, crude oil, and sulphate of ammonia were produced.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing a view of the whole area, with steam rising from the quenching station, left, the two exhaust stacks with batteries and coal pocket between them, small brick mechanical and electrical stations, and by-products building at right. Lower plant is in the distance at left. Blending and wash plants in background.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing, from the right, the large by-product building, smaller electrical and mechanical shops, number two powerhouse, and at the extreme left the quenching station with steam rising from it. Between the two battery exhaust stacks is the coal pocket. Smaller stack is from the boiler house. Coal wash and blending plants are background, right. Coal yard is in foreground.
Item is a photograph of coke ovens, showing at extreme right: the dark screening plant, conveyor to tall, light coloured blending plant, transfer house, centre, and conveyor leading to the top of the coal pocket-tall structure above batteries at far left. The stacks emit exhaust from the batteries.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing coke being pushed out of the battery to a waiting hot car. From there it is taken to a quenching station to be cooled. Edifice at left is the coal pocket. See also 90-168-19600.
Item is a photograph of coke ovens, showing the pusher side of number five battery at left, with the coal pocket rising above it, the pusher car by number six battery at right with the crossover main above. The crossover main collected raw gas and brought it to the by-product building.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the top of the battery, Gas and tar mains that took those materials to the by-product building are also shown. The coal pocket and conveyor leading to it are in background.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the cooling towers at right, where oil was cleaned and put through a separating process before being sent to the benzol plant for additional processing. By-products building is at left.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the coal pocket and the conveyor leading to it, and the top of the battery. The gas and tar mains that took those materials to the by-product building are also visible.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing quenched coke that has been dumped on the wharf beside the batteries. In lower part of photo are handles that open gates which allow the coke to be fed onto a conveyor that takes it to a screening plant for sorting.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the carry car, centre, on top of the battery. It charged the individuals ovens with coal. Conveyor leading to the coal pocket is in the background. Collector mains that gathered raw gas from the battery are at left.
Item is a photograph of heavy rolls mills, showing the stockyard area with a crane lifting a sling of inch and three quarter billets. Approximately 30 feet long and weighing about 300 pounds each, billets were stored here along with blooms and ingots.
Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the stockyard where billets, ingots, and blooms were stored. A CN car stands ready to transport rails, and other steel products could be moved by company rail cars down to the docks for shipping.
Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the boom of the crane at the low or number one pier with its cable extended into the hold of a ship. Rails were shipped from the low pier using this equipment.
Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing rails being loaded onto a ship by a mechanism on a crane called the "boot and collar." A boot fit on one end of the rail and the collar three-quarters of the way up the other end, so the rail was loaded into the hold of the ship on end. Rails were loaded according to size; 85 and 100 pound rails might be lifted in in groups of 6-7 while the heavier 132 pound rails generally went in lifts of 4,
Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing carloads of rails waiting to be moved onboard the waiting ships at the number one or low pier. Finished steel products were shipped out from the low pier while raw materials for making steel were brought in at the high pier.