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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:22 pm 
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this was now confirmed definatly a slope. saw pics of it last weekend, with a tipple at the top and 3 mine motors off a switch just after it closed. im hopefully getting a copy soon, will post then

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Yes, I would be very interested in seeing those pictures..

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thats awsome...does anybody know what it was called or what company owned it?


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Unless there is faded lettering on the mine motors I don't believe that there was any lettering visible in any of the photos. It'll be a month, maybe more, before these photos get copied.

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sorry for the photo repost but its needed here.

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it kills me to see the stuff that was scrapped :evil:

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WOW thats really to bad........

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yea when we were looking at his slide show and that slope pic popped up we all looked at each other and were like, woah! i know where that is! also he has a whole section on wanamie and the steam operation there from the mid 60s. im getting those soon and will have those pics up on the ugm site.

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just talked bob sable, he said it was a susquehanna coal slope. goes into the grand tunnel workings. he is gonna find out the name of the slope at osm tomorrow.

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Yeah these are some pretty sweet pictures. Interesting, but the garage that was built in the entranceway into this slope, it is actually NOT underground. They used the side walls of the entrance and put a wooden roof on top. So the garage is actually before the slope. Maybe the ceiling wasn't high enough?

Pretty cool also seeing those mine locomotives which were just resting on the tracks. The old tipple is kind of neat too.


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you are correct, the opening to the mine is on the back (far) wall from the door.

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WHAAAAAAAAT! Those mine motors are beautiful!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Mmmmmmmmman i can believe how much stuff was in that little area there..... but then again itwas the 60s :roll:

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Nice pictures man!! It is rare to see GOOD colored pictures of 60's & 70's antty field equipment.

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cold war era hideout? heh the russians wouldnt know know it was an old mine, ive driven past this many times and always thought what an odd garage it was! wouldnt it go into the avondale workings?

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Took a look at the pictures more closely. Check out the trolley locomotive pole, they must have had the spring tension set really high in order to bend that pole. The other trolley locomotive has a piece of rail hooked up to it :?: but it also has a cable reel. Chris we would have to say if those were up for grabs look out those were unique.

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the rail hooked to it im thinking were to keep them from rolling down the grade. they are all ge's the battery one is identical to the one in the anthracite musuem. however that one came from carbondale. i didnt even notice the bent pole, thats something!

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