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 Post subject: Russian coal mine
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:48 pm 
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Cool link about a underground coal mine in russia that uses rail hualage

http://toprussianblog.com/?p=312

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The abandoned longwall machine in those shots were totally awesome. The shields are still there at the face holding the roof up.

Thanks for posting the link 8)

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wow... you could spend all day exploring that place....

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That place must be a museum or something...the power is still on. They had to go in the shaft to the working face plus everything is still in the buildings. :?:

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I was wondering about the shaft when i saw that...........

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One of the captions said it was still in operation with only 80 employees, a far cry from what it was due to the market. It looks run down and mostly unused. But they still mine there. Can you imagine 4 1/2 miles for a tour? That would be sweet. Ya, you can make a day of it just pokng around.

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rail haulage miners wrote:
The abandoned longwall machine in those shots were totally awesome. The shields are still there at the face holding the roof up.

Thanks for posting the link 8)


The caption said it was a "tunneling machine" so more like a continious miner then a longwall, looks almost exactly like a british road heading machine.

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yeah, they're using a different type of machine but the method is longwall it looks like from the map and the pics.. Those are definatly longwall shields. Longwalling is a type of mining - just here in the states everyone refers to the longwall shear heads (coal cutters) as the longwall.

Pretty wild mining machine though...! Wow.. and if thats the active working section..... it certainly leaves something to be desired!

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sweet find! and its nice to see someone acutally knows how to take the time to take some decent pics too.... not just some 5 foot flashers....

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