HOP

Aerial Slideshow

HOP-INAAP LAP thumbnail
HOP thumbnail
2501 and Railyard thumbnail
BagRoom_1500_LL thumbnail
Main Change thumbnail
Load Lines 9,5 & 6, Igniter Lines 3 & 4 thumbnail
Powder Prep thumbnail
HOP-INAAP LAP
HOP
2501 and Railyard
BagRoom_1500_LL
Main Change
Load Lines 9,5 & 6, Igniter Lines 3 & 4
Powder Prep

HOP-INAAP LAP

Overview 1

View of the HOP/INAAP Load, Assemble and Pack Area. View is looking west with Highway 62 on the right side. The 1500 (Inert) area is at the top right.

HOP

Overview: Looking West from Middle of INAAP

This view shows the layout of the HOP area, later known as Load Assemble and Pack (LAP). Ship houses from IOW Plant 1 are visible in foreground

2501 and Railyard

2501 and Railyard

Building 2501 (top right) was the administration building for the HOP. It was later used by Ohio Valley Exchange Services. The boundary patrol road and fence are on the left.

BagRoom_1500_LL

Bag Room, 1500 Area, Load Lines 3 & 4

From Highway 62, Bag Room in foreground (charge bags sewed here), 1500 (Inert) area above. Load Lines 3 and 4 visible at upper left. Trial Load building in center.

Main Change

Main Change

The Main Change House for the HOP. Load Line workers reported here, clocked in, and changed into powder clothes. They were transported by bus to the Load Lines or Igniter Lines. At the end of their shift they returned here, showered, and changed clothes before leaving the plant.

Load Lines 9,5 & 6, Igniter Lines 3 & 4

Load Line 9 and Igniter Lines 3 and 4

Load Lines 9,Load Line 5, Load Line 6, Igniter Lines 3 & 4 (smaller lines at the center)

Powder Prep

Powder Preparation Area

Powder Prep Area at the HOP. Black Powder was dried before loading into igniter charges.

This slideshow is a tribute to the Hoosier Ordnance Plant, a bag manufacturing and loadingĀ  facility.