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 Post subject: Old St. Nick Breaker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:35 pm 
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Hey Damion, I moved the St. Nick post to the Photos section.

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... hp?t=19162

Thanks for posting those! You have some awesome shots! Do you have any photos of the New St. Nick before they began dismantling it?


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Very impressive shots. Thanks for posting them up! The vandalism is too bad as that is such a preserved breaker, however every bit of damage to the windows which help keep the rain out makes the break deteriorate faster. Look what has happened to Huber. Too bad..

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Yeah, it would be nice if huber had some kindof security guard like reading has checking on it. It also doesn't help that Huber is in such a densely populated area...

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those are great shots! like banks said, we will keep the photos on the photos page, otherwise they get lost in a discussion post and they wont get the attention that they should, and those definatly deserve some attention! great job at st nick. if you ever want to back and not worry about the security guard let me know, ill go with you. we have permission from reading to go there, all i have to do is call the security guard and let him know we are there.

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they are great shots! I would like to go snoop around there again it's been a few yrs

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first, thanks for all the love for my photos haha. the coal abandonments normally don't get much attention on the artists site I'm a member of, but I'm glad there are still people who like em!

To answer Banks, the only shots I have of the New St Nick are from this year, and they suck, mostly because I was in a hurry and wasn't sure if any of the buildings there were still active (some looked like it)

and also, security guard?!?!? at the Old St Nick??? I've been there about 7 times and have never been stopped by anyone, do you know if they give out trespassing fines or just ask you to leave? I would definitely like to hit the inside again with my new camera, so Chris if you could help me out sometime that would be great. I really don't want to have to pay a fine to get back in. you probably know the place better than I do anyway.

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yea i can take you no problem. they just ask you to leave, havent heard of them giving out fines. unless youre smashing windows like kids do.

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Yeah, hes not at the breaker full time. He works for reading driving around to different sites checking on them.

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you mean its possible to get a job driving around, checking out RA sites? i do it for free right now!

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yeah john, youre doing something wrong :lol:

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oh and I forgot to ask....does anyone know what the plans are for both the New and Old St. Nick breakers? is Reading just going to let them stand or sell them for scrap? if they do I'll have to take out a loan to buy this one, I wouldn't want to see it be torn down.

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there is no plans as of right now to scrap it. there is also no plans to restore it. its just gonna sit there as of right now. who know in the future.

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the new saint nick they were forced to tear down by DEP. I dont remember the year but they enacted a rule that you cant leave a mine building built after (year?) sit idle for long before they make you tear it down. There wont be much to explore from our era..

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damn DEP...theres still a few buildings at the New St Nick site though, but I could tell it wasn't complete. I've actually never seen a picture of it when it was complete.

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Can I go with on your next trip to St. Nick? I always wanted to explore it but was afraid to by myself.

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