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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:41 pm 
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yeh chris. A " few" times. lol.


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Yeah that mine locomotive is at the Lackawanna Mine Tour, slope 190.

I guess the approved ventilation and escape ways wouldn't allow it to pass mining regulations, but so long you aren't mining coal and you get an insurance company to cover you without being inspected by DEP, which essentially if only required for active mines, I don't see why they couldn't open it up. I doubt the mine tours in NJ are inspected by any mining firms. They aren't mining and aren't listed as active mines. Mt. Hope was the only "active mine" listed in NJ up until a few years ago when the flood which took out the transformers.

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good luck with it being another county project........

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Well winter has brought out the researcher part of me again. Found an article from 1900 in a Scranton paper. Evidently the city of Scranton obtained permission from the Lackawanna Iron & coal company to mine coal in Nay Aug park for the purpose of opening a model mine so local residents could see how mining was performed. Meanwhile the LI&C co sold all its holdings to the Scranton coal company ( ie Ontario & Western RR). The cities permission to mine the coal was never passed on to the Scranton coal company. And they sought court action to have the city cease mining. Or pay for the coal. I did not find any follow up articles, but since the Brooks mine did open. I guess it was settled. On a side not the Storrs colliery was named for general manager of the DL&W coal company whose last name was Storrs. Evidently he left for the Scranton coal company after the DL&W because he was general manager of the Scranton coal company when the legal dispute was going on. Always concentrated on the mines themselves. Now heading in the direction of prominate people who developed or managed the anthracite nmines.


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