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The Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad (1871-1912)

The Old Coal Railroad. The Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Railroad was a narrow gauge line from Pittsburgh to Castle Shannon. The P&CSRR began as the Coal Hill Coal Railroad, established in 1861 by the Pittsburgh Coal Company.It ran from the north face of Mount Washington through a Mount Washington tunnel and extended a further one and a half miles along Warrington Avenue to the Oak Mine

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COAL MINING PRINTS RootsWeb

1835-25-03. SOUTH HETTON COLLIERY. (The Penny Magazine) 1835-25-03. Banksman hooking on the corves, a hammer by which signals are made to the shaft bottom, two miners descending in an iron tub, banksman and boy shooting a tub of coals through the screening holes.

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More than a century on, ghosts of one of Britain's worst

More than a century on, ghosts of one of Britain's worst mining disasters still haunt the Welsh valleys. When fire broke out at the Great Western colliery on 11 April 1893125 years ago today

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Mining Wikipedia

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.These deposits form a mineralized commodity that is of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay.

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ERITON. History of the Eriton Mine (Eriton Shaft Mine

A coal mining ghost town in Clearfield Co., PA. ERITON. History of the Eriton Mine (Eriton Shaft Mine), Eriton, Sandy Twp., Clearfield Co, Pennsylvania, USA "Another Coal Mining Ghost Town."

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Coal Miner Photos and Premium High Res Pictures Getty Images

apprentice and engineer work on machinery in surface coal mine coal miner stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images. mature miner looking up against factory coal miner stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images. antique illustration coal mine workers coal miner stock illustrations.

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Ghosts of the Coal MinesHorse Journals

Jul 05, 2021 · We also extend grateful thanks to Ceri Thompson, Curator of Coal Mining Collections at Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, Wales. The era of the pit pony is not yet over. Today, in the Chakwal District of Pakistan, thousands of donkeys still toil in the coal mines where they work the coal seams inside the Salt Range Mountains.

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Why did they put canaries in coal mines? io9

In the old days, a canary went down to work with coal miners. The practice was so ubiquitous that it's become a cliche. But why, specifically, is a canary such a good indicator of imminent

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43 Pictures That Show The Dust And Sweat Of Britain's Coal

Dec 18, 2021 · As Kellingley Colliery coal mine closes in North Yorkshire this week, marking the end of centuries of deep coal mining in Britain, we take a look at

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MODEL CODE OF SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR

FOR UNDERGROUND WORK IN COAL MINES 53409 GENEVA 1949 H^60^/3 enc4cp3 CONTENTS TEXT OF THE MODEL CODE PageCages 36 General 36 Safety Gear 36 Suspension Gear 36 R. 34. Ropes 37 Main Ropes 37 Tail Ropes 38laws or regulations governing the safe conduct of coal-mining operations. 2. Whenever this Code mentions danger or provides that

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Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution History Learning

Mar 31, 2021 · In one unnamed coal mine, 58 deaths out of a total of 349 deaths in one year, involved children thirteen years or younger. Life for all those who worked underground was very hard. In 1842, Parliament published a report about the state of coal miningthe Mines Reportand its contents shocked the nation.

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Athens County, Ohio A Look at Athens' Past

Coal mining became more and more prevalent, too, with communities formed near the mining works. They include the current Athens county cities and towns of Nelsonville, Glouster, and Millfield. The mines provided good jobs, but often dangerous work, as evidenced by the Millfield Mine disaster that killed 83 workers, the worst mining accident in

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Shaft We have seen two shaft at Maddhapara One is skip

Shaft We have seen two shaft at Maddhapara. One is skip shaft & other is cage shaft. Shaft is the hearth of mine. Skip Shaft Skip shaft is used for ore transporting from underground to surface. The total height of Maddhapara skip shaft is 379.9 m. Cage Shaft Cage shaft is used for transporting man, machine & materials. The distance from skip shaft to cage shaft is 85 m.

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Dropping in our shaft at a underground coal mine YouTube

A shaft/ elevator we ride down to get to the mine in western Kentucky

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The Underground (Hydrogen) Economy Canadian Mining

Mining work is particularly well-suited to vehicles powered by the hydrogen fuel cells used in the locomotive project. Zero emissions (other than pure water), low noise, high power density, low temperature and pressure operation and component durability are

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Safety and health in coal mines

2.1 Duties of governments where coal is mined 4 2.2 Duties of mine operators 6 2.3 Duties of mine managers and supervisory officials 7 2.4 Duties of workers 12 3. Surveyors and plans 13 3.1 Appointment of duly qualified surveyor 13 3.2 Duties of mine surveyor 13 3.3 Plans general 13 3.4 Faulty plans 14 3.5 Abandonment plans 14 3.6 Small mines

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Patrick Ward's photographs captures 1960s coal mining

Oct 14, 2021 · The pictures come from the 1960s at a time when coal mining was the lifeblood of many small towns. But they show that despite the difficult work, many embraced a

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Pit Terminology

Broken the working of the pillars of coal, used in contradistinction to the working of the whole coal or mine. Broken place Easy work place with soft or loose coal. Brow Top of a rise or hill (Brew or broo in Lancashire). Browman unloading the cage and signalling to the engineman responsible for winding the cage.

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Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy

Sep 26, 2021 · Mine personnel work rotating schedules and are utilized to operate three coal production shifts per day, seven days per week. This mine employs 418 personnel. Before entering the mine on September 26, 2021, Mr. Payne received the second shift belt maintenance work assignments from Mr. Donald Hager, second shift fill-in belt mine foreman.

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Personnel TransportIntroductionunderground COAL

Where access to a mine is by a drift or inclined shaft and rail is installed, personnel transport typically utilises a vehicle permanently attached to a winding rope with provision for seating passengers.or "cage" with the cage being used to transport materials at other times, or may be in a special permanent personnel winder which

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The deadliest disasters in Derbyshire's mining history

Jan 09, 2021 · The last deep mine closed in 1993, bringing an end to more than a century of deep coal mining in the county, where records show men have brought coal to the surface since the 1200s.

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This device was used to resuscitate canaries in coal mines

My favourite object, without a doubt, is this device that was used to resuscitate canaries in coal mines. Canaries were used in mines from the late 1800s to detect gases, such as carbon monoxide. The gas is deadly to humansand canaries alikein large

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Early Coal Mining History. Durham Mining Museum

Coal mining in China dates back to 200 years before Jesus Christ was born.The coals are drawn up in iron cages; two tubs on each cage. The pit had been in work some time. We had advanced two hundred and eighty yards from the bottom of the shaft. Besides this, there were two north headways, each seven feet wide, which had advanced more than

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Way We Were The canary in Summit County's mines

This early-warning capability led to the iconic phrase "canary in the coal mine." The last canary retired from coal mining in 1986. Donovan Symonds is a retired mining consultant with a PhD in mining engineering. He will give a lecture on the relationship and differences between coal and silver mining for the Park City Museum in conjunction

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January 23, 2021 Fatality Final ReportMine Safety and

Jan 23, 2021 · FAI-6825681-1 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Facility (Cement) Fatal Fall of Person Accident January 23, 2021 Tehachapi Plant Lehigh Southwest Cement Tehachapi, Kern County, California Mine ID No. 04-00196

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MINE MULES Minonktalk

The first mine was located at the north edge of the city and the newer one was a half-mile north. The mine was 550 feet deep and mining was conducted almost 3 miles to the southwest. The soft coal was considered of high quality and was used primarily for heating homes and producing steam for the industries throughout Illinois.

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Glossary of coal mining terminology Wikipedia

A. Adit. An adit is an underground level or tunnel to the surface for access or drainage purposes. Afterdamp. Afterdamp is a mixture of carbon monoxide and chokedamp which replaces atmospheric air after an explosion.. Agent. The agent was the senior colliery manager the term "viewer", "captain" or "steward" also appeared in older regional terminology.Where the mine owner provided the capital

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Exploring coal mining with folk song The Miner s Dream

But the moon is up when his work is done. If only he could work outside, And breathe the air of the countryside, Have a nice hot meal instead of snap, And eat it up without the rats. Chorus But now the miner's dream has changed, He dreams of mining coal again, Where once he went down underground, The coal lies still for miles around,

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Coalwood Tipple

This car is used to haul supplies from the surface, travel down the mine shaft in the cage, and distribute the supplies throughout the mine. Photo compliments of the David Goad Collection. Photo 11 DG4263 A man-trip car. The car will be lowered into the mine and will carry men from Coalwood Bottom to work sections in the mine.

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United States Child Labor Work Area--Mines

The cables inside the mind ran the "cage" or elevator which transport the miners down into the mine and lifted the mined coal from the workings to the surface. The mines varied in depth. Some coal seems ran at an angle toward the surface and thus did not need the large head frame structure and elevators required by deeper minds.

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At the close of the day. Waiting for the cage to go up

At the close of the day. Waiting for the cage to go up. The cage is entirely open on two sides and not very well protected on other two, and is usually crowded like this. Small boy in front is Jo Pume, a Nipper, 163 Pine Street. Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Co. Location South Pittston, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania South Pittston South Pittston.

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Inside Coalwood Mine

Inside Coalwood Mine. All photos are thumbnails. You may click on the photo to enlarge it. DG0090 A huge cutting machine undercutting a seam of coal. Basically, the cutter is cutting a groove in the wall of coal next to the floor. Once the groove is finished, deep

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