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 Post subject: underground coal mine track maps
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:20 pm 
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Do coal mine maps filed with the goverment include track?

Is there mine track maps available of underground coal mine rail systems?

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It would depend on the detail the mine put into the orginal drawings. In my limited experience I have not seen tracks marked on the maps I have looked at. Then again I'm not sure the mines I looked at even used rail.


It does not look like Illinois is posting the old maps at this time. But here is what they are posting:

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/coal-maps/county-index.shtml


Indiana does post old maps:

http://coalminemaps.indiana.edu/

But you will have to find the mine then click on the "I" button for information and click on the mine. It will bring up an image link.

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usually no, haulage ways are designated and if you know what youre looking at you know where the track is. i have never seen actual rail depicted on a working map. i have seen a few haulage maps from old colleries where they were making some rail modifications but they were just small section blueprints not an entire mine layout.

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Our Bituminous maps have the rail lines on them. The bigger mines that is. The smaller mines have them hand written. The government maps I have seen some have them & some do not. The maps are always changing with advancing sections & sections that have been mined out of course. For the most part the main haulage lines have usually stayed the same during the mines operation.

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