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 Post subject: Seldom Seen worth seeing
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:08 am 
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while out in Altoona for Railfest this weekend I took the family to the Seldom Seen mine tour. It was great. It scared my little guy at first, partly because is pretty much unpolished and very "real."

He loved it after our guide reassured him.

The train ride is awesome, and there are tracks leading off into dark tunnels that seem to suggest a lot more to see. I will post pics later this week and also describe the inclined plane they once used.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:41 am 
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i want to contact these guys and see about taking our motor out there!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:46 am 
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Great mine tour. :!:


It is off the beaten path is why it is very realistic in my book.

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Sometimes not being the most well known or visited tour isn't a bad thing 8)

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 Post subject: Photos up
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:14 am 
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http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?p=105310

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:04 pm 
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Looks like another road trip wishlist!
Thanks Rob. That was great.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:20 pm 
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cool pics rob. yea we are planning on going out on the 3rd, so ill let you know how we make out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:48 am 
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oh man I can't wait to get out there :D


we gotta show those bitty boys how it's done.......anty style!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:13 am 
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the only way to do that is create an earthquake out there and shift the mountain at least 45 degrees up!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:33 am 
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Right you are a flat pitch miner at heart hence the passion for the northern field. You are just afraid to visit because you might transfer from an Anty miner to a Bitty miner.

Great pics 8) 8) This is why we love the bituminous mines lots of underground workings and lots of equipment all pulling together to crank out high tonnage of coal produced.

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Thanks for posting up the pictures. Some very good shots! Yeah, that does appear to be a pretty impressive mine tour. Given the amount of rail, it adds for a pretty neat experience.

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that gob isnt exactly anty style...... :? that should be nicely stacked in a row, not just tossed off to the side!

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Excellent photos. One of these days, I'll have to come back out east and go check that place out. The seem to have a decent collection of equipment. The underground portion of the mine looks neat too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:46 pm 
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so guys, it appears the ugm mine motor/whitcomb will be heading out there pretty soon! we are going out next sunday to check the place out and and see about transportation to the mine. first mine its going to be run in after restoration and its a bitty mine........ ohio boys are gonna have a field day with this one :lol: we are working on another project for the future so its stay there will not be permanent but it will be great to finally run it underground!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:23 am 
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Swing down here and pick me up, will ya?

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