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 Post subject: St nick Headframe??
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:21 pm 
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HAve been going to Skulkyll county (i know iknow i spelled it wrong) taking pics of what is there mining related on B&W film, anyway on my more recent trips I stopped by the St Nick to get pics of the power plant, when I noticed what appeared to be the remenants of a head frame, at first I thought it was an odd shaped tower for elect. wires, but on further insp it appears that the cradles on to which once held the axles to the hoisting wheels arte present anyone seen this? Also any other places down there worth checking out are greatly appriciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:23 pm 
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that was part of the maple hill colliery. it is the no.2 shaft. now they pump water out to use at the st nick cogeneration plant, the large building out behind the st nick breaker.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:30 pm 
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you should check out the springdale shaft. turn out of mahanoy city at the light that takes you under the light blue railroad bridge. at the Y turn right. the shaft will be about a half mile on the left, cant miss it!

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check it out soon, it might not be there much longer at all

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yea i heard they are planing on filling the shaft, and removing the headframe.

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:evil: :evil: :evil: WHAT??? there taking down spingdale? well iat least i go to see it at least :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:05 pm 
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yeah, Nick you want a lawn orniment? :wink:

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any idea how soon?

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what kind of lawn orniment are we talking about? :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:28 pm 
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i dont know, it may be done by now. when we were there, the hoist house was still all open, but the shaft had yellow caution tape around it and stay out stay alive signs all over it. also tom suppe from the lackawanna mine tour said they asked him if he wanted the elevator cage from there. so im guessing soon, if it hasnt started already, i dont get down that way often.

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Yeah they were looking if anyone watned to take the whole headframe and cages.. Suppey wont take them, Mike A would like to have them at the #9 but i'm not sure whats going on with that though

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OH MY GOD HOW MUCH???


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:39 pm 
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i wouldnt mind having the cage and a sheave wheel but what are we going to do with an entire headframe......... besides sink a shaft......hmmm :roll:

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that woulld be a dream come true for me :D having a fully intact headframe w/ cages in my yard lmao i have to get some part of that ! lol


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SERIOUSLY, We would be interested in completely relocating the headframe to go with our steam hoists for Ohio Vintage Coal Co.. If anyone can find out we can send one of our crews in to save that thing. We can start in 2008 no problem.

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