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 Post subject: Hughestown, PA Dragline
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:22 am 
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Does anyone know if the abandoned dragline is still in Hughestown, PA (near Pittston, PA)? Or has it been scrapped. I'd like to take a few photographs before the growth becomes too much--if it's still there, of course.

For reference, older overhead photography puts it at approximately 41.32946, -75.76661.


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 Post subject: dragline
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:30 am 
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Its in the process of being scrapped now, not much left from what I understand

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:45 am 
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Dang. I can't tell you how disappointing that is to hear. I was in the process of tracing old rail routes and came upon it. I thought it'd give me an excuse to make the trip home for a day of photographing an old dinosaur.


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No, It was actually bought by George Roskos, Hazleton Shaft Corp. and its gonna be dismantled and moved down to there new job near Hazleton, supposedly it will be there recast dragline in there new pit

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That news is better than scrapping, no doubt. So has the dismantling begun (what was thought to be scrapping) or is this a mistake?

And this might be a more elusive question: who was the seller? Did the Commonwealth take ownership based on abandonment or did it still belong to a somewhere-existing (on paper?) coal company?


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yikes, from back in '03

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 Post subject: dragline
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:32 am 
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thats good news... I heard about the dismantling, everyone I talked to just assumed it was being scrapped... that seems to be the trend anyway, sorry for the misinformation, but im glad I was wrong.

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