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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:34 am 
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Here's some photos from my trip out to Lansford today.....

Lansford Station:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1405433
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Hauto Tunnel:
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No. 9 Mine
Head Frame:
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Escapeway:
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Fan:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1406018


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Nice pics. Did not see the head frame when I visited No. 9 Museum this summer. Didn't know it was there. Next time I go I'd like to see it, where in relation to the mine entrance is it? And do the owners mind people going to check it out?

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where is the hauto tunnel? and is the other side open?

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john, last week we were working up in the escapeway. we were installing 180 feet on new wooden ladders. we had 2 guys on the outside lowering them down to us through the tube, then we took them down the pitch and bolted them together. also, put 3 new props in. we lowered them down from the top also. its alot easier than carring them up from the tunnel! we installed a pulley at the top of the tube last week to make that easier. gonna be working up in that thing again tomorrow. too bad you missed that adventure, im sure it was interesting seeing 12 foot ladders disappear into that tube!

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oh, and the headframe, its up above town on the hill. just ask someone at the museum the streets how to get there. maybe mike a. will chime in, i just know how to drive it, dont know the street names.

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Sounds like a great way to spend a holiday. I'd love to be able to get away for a few days and work on something like that. It would be cool to do some track work or something like that, too. Just a change of pace, something different. But this 12 days straight, all 3 shifts in one week no holidays off bullsnap really doesn't lend itself well to finding fun stuff like that to do.

Hope there is a next time I can get down there. I'll ask at the museum like you said and go see it. Or better yet, maybe I'll be able to come down when you guys are there

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Nick wrote:
where is the hauto tunnel? and is the other side open?


The tunnel is located down the street from the No. 9 mine. Turn down Ridge Street & go past the mine. Hang a left on Dock Street, go past the station about 200 yards & it is located on the left. If you go to the next intersection, turn left on Edgemont Road, & park at the gate, you can walk back to it.

The south portal in Lansford is sealed. The north portal near Lake Hauto, collapsed about 12 years ago & has been filled in.

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john, that better pay well, or id be looking for another job :shock: anyways, when you get a free weekend give me a shout, we can set something up as we are working down there every weekend.

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Ya, the pay is good. I'm looking pretty hard for something else though. I wish I could get a whole weekend. Won't happen this year but if you're still working in Jan or Feb I'll be in touch. If I get something else, maybe sooner. Appreciate the offer, I'd do it this weekend if I could!

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yep, sure we will be working there till april when they open for tours.

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