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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Entrance to the mine. This mine probably closed in the early 1930's.
Photo Date:  9/25/2006  Upload Date: 9/25/2006 9:34:12 PM
Location:  Mahanoy Plane, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Inside the mine, looking through the gate.
Photo Date:  9/25/2006  Upload Date: 9/25/2006 9:48:09 PM
Location:  Mahanoy Plane, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  947   Comments: 2
Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Inside the mine.
Photo Date:  9/25/2006  Upload Date: 9/25/2006 9:52:38 PM
Location:  Mahanoy Plane, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  849   Comments: 1
Mananoy Plane
Title:  Mananoy Plane
Description:  Looking west towards Mahanoy Plane. My Grandfather took this photo in 1930.
Photo Date:  10/2/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:19:11 PM
Location:  Mahanoy Plane, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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East Bear Ridge Coal Breaker
Title:  East Bear Ridge Coal Breaker
Description:  This breaker processed the coal from the abandoned mine I was in. Looking east towards Gilberton. My Grandfather took this photo in 1930.
Photo Date:  10/3/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 10:14:56 PM
Location:  Mahanoy Plane, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Springdale Shaft
Title:  Springdale Shaft
Description:  Part of the North Mahanoy Colliery. This one of the only headframes left in the coal region. The cage used to lower miners & equipment into the shaft is on the left.
Photo Date:  12/25/2007  Upload Date: 12/27/2007 11:03:19 AM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Springdale Shaft
Title:  Springdale Shaft
Description:  The pump house on the left. The vertical shaft is near the caution tape and is several hundred feet deep.
Photo Date:  12/25/2007  Upload Date: 12/27/2007 11:04:00 AM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Hoist House
Title:  Hoist House
Description:  The hoist house for the Springdale Shaft. The cables ran through the small windows and attached to the headframe. The machinery is still intact inside the building.
Photo Date:  12/25/2007  Upload Date: 12/27/2007 11:04:37 AM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Springdale Shaft
Title:  Springdale Shaft
Description:  This mine was closed in 1931. It's amazing it still remains today.
Photo Date:  12/25/2007  Upload Date: 12/27/2007 11:05:16 AM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Pumping Shaft
Title:  Pumping Shaft
Description:  Pumping shaft for the Oak Hill Tunnel.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 12:09:17 PM
Location:  Duncott, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Fan house foundation.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:48:16 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  768   Comments: 0
The Mahanoy Plane
Title:  The Mahanoy Plane
Description:  Ruins of the Mahanoy Plane head house.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:40:20 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Close up view of the date on the slope.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:49:05 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Colliery slope.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:49:45 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Concrete footings heading up the mountain.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:50:34 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  A partially burried cable among the remains of the Lawrence Colliery
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:51:15 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Narrow guage tunnel used by the colliery to pass under the Mahanoy Plane.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:51:59 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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The Mahanoy Plane
Title:  The Mahanoy Plane
Description:  Two abandoned RDG boxcars without wheels on an old siding.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:41:10 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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The Mahanoy plane
Title:  The Mahanoy plane
Description:  Ruins of a structure, possibly an office.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:42:02 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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The Mahanoy Plane
Title:  The Mahanoy Plane
Description:  Ruins of the boiler house.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:42:49 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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The Mahanoy Plane
Title:  The Mahanoy Plane
Description:  Ruins of the boiler house & head house.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:43:38 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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The Mahanoy Plane
Title:  The Mahanoy Plane
Description:  Ruins of the boiler house
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:44:26 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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The Mahanoy Plane
Title:  The Mahanoy Plane
Description:  Ties, not in bad shape for being abandoned in 1932.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:45:20 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  753   Comments: 1
Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Narrow guage tunnel used by the colliery to transport coal under the plane.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:46:26 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  689   Comments: 0
Lawrence Colliery
Title:  Lawrence Colliery
Description:  Old air shaft.
Photo Date:  1/15/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2008 9:47:36 PM
Location:  Frackville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  677   Comments: 0
Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  An old shaft on the side of the mountain. The lower half of this shaft was was originally underground, but was exposed by suface mining.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:06:43 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  600   Comments: 0
Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  An old shaft & some track on the side of the mountain. They were both originally underground & have been exposed by surface mining.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:07:41 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  Looking down the airshaft. This would have also served as an escapeway for the miners.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:12:32 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  An old airshaft. Inside are steps that served as an escapeway.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:10:54 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  Another view of the old air shaft. Beyond the door (lower right) are steps that decend into the deep abandoned mine.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:11:51 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  Up close view of the shaft. Looks like the roof was used to seal the shaft.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:08:40 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  Partially sealed drift.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:13:58 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  Old fanhouse. Inside there's a shaft a few hundred feet deep.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:14:47 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Title:  Locustdale (Potts) Colliery
Description:  Shaft inside the fanhouse.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 6:38:16 PM
Location:  Locustdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Springdale Shaft
Title:  Springdale Shaft
Description:  Gauges used by the hoist operator to indicate the depth of the cage & determine the appropriate level to stop it on.
Photo Date:  6/21/2008  Upload Date: 6/22/2008 10:47:17 PM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Springdale Shaft
Title:  Springdale Shaft
Description:  The hoist controls inside of the hoist house.
Photo Date:  6/21/2008  Upload Date: 6/22/2008 10:48:08 PM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Springdale Shaft
Title:  Springdale Shaft
Description:  Inside the hoist house.
Photo Date:  6/21/2008  Upload Date: 8/24/2008 3:12:25 PM
Location:  Mahanoy City, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Pumping Shaft
Title:  Pumping Shaft
Description:  During the summer months, Reading Anthracite pumps this shaft 24-7 to increase the water flowing into the Schuylkill River. The extra water is used by the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant, some 70 miles away, to cool the reactors.
Photo Date:  7/6/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 8:32:04 PM
Location:  Wadesville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  277   Comments: 0
Newkirk Tunnel
Title:  Newkirk Tunnel
Description:  Brief history of the mine.
Photo Date:  8/18/2008  Upload Date: 8/18/2008 10:15:44 PM
Location:  Tamaqua, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Newkirk tunnel
Title:  Newkirk tunnel
Description:  Gated, flooded entrance to the mine.
Photo Date:  8/18/2008  Upload Date: 8/18/2008 10:16:53 PM
Location:  Tamaqua, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Newkirk tunnel
Title:  Newkirk tunnel
Description:  Mine entrance. The orange water is due to Acid Mine Drainage.
Photo Date:  8/18/2008  Upload Date: 8/18/2008 10:17:42 PM
Location:  Tamaqua, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  605   Comments: 2
Newkirk Tunnel
Title:  Newkirk Tunnel
Description:  Old boiler outside of the Newkirk Tunnel.
Photo Date:  8/18/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 11:59:47 PM
Location:  Tamaqua, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Battery Operated Mine Locomotives
Title:  Battery Operated Mine Locomotives
Description:  Used in the underground anthracite mines.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 10:58:54 PM
Location:  Coaldale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Mantrip & Tool Car
Title:  Mantrip & Tool Car
Description:  Used in the underground anthracite mines.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 10:59:39 PM
Location:  Coaldale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Battery-Operated Mine Locomotive
Title:  Battery-Operated Mine Locomotive
Description:  Used in the underground anthracite mines.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 11:43:25 PM
Location:  Coaldale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Battery-Operated Mine Locomotive
Title:  Battery-Operated Mine Locomotive
Description:  Used in the underground anthracite mines.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 11:44:49 PM
Location:  Coaldale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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No. 9 Mine Tour & Museum
Title:  No. 9 Mine Tour & Museum
Description:  Shaft landing. Elevator permantly locked 200 feet below the suface. The shaft extends 500 feet below this point.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 11:46:01 PM
Location:  Lansford, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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No. 9 Mine Tour & Museum
Title:  No. 9 Mine Tour & Museum
Description:  Entrance to the mine.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/8/2008 11:47:05 PM
Location:  Lansford, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Pine Knot Colliery
Title:  Pine Knot Colliery
Description:  Old wash house.
Photo Date:  11/16/2008  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 2:56:32 PM
Location:  Heckscherville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Abandoned Coal Chute
Title:  Abandoned Coal Chute
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/16/2008  Upload Date: 11/17/2008 6:39:58 PM
Location:  Heckscherville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
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Views:  570   Comments: 0


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