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 Post subject: Dirty Jobs on Discovery Tonight!!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:56 am 
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Hey guys, tonight on the discovery channel they will be featuring a anthracite mine on dirty jobs. its the same mine mike from ohio and i went to a few months ago and drove their mine train and attempted to video a blast. anyways its a real neat mine and should make a great show. its on at 9pm

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:09 am 
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I recorded it on my DVR.. I'll have to watch it in the next few days.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:51 pm 
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RS&W Woods drift was the name of the mine. heres some photos of us when we went. mike from ohio, and myself a few months ago........... playing with the mine motor.

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we also have some cool vids of us playing with the motors to upload yet.

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Some pretty good pictures. Too bad their storage battery locomotive isn't as clean as yours.

Hopefully I'll be able to watch the show tonight. Been pretty busy over this past weekend.

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SMizzo! I never saw those photos............................

how many do you have?

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Just watched the show last night. What I liked about it was that they show some of the true deal with coal mining ... up the shoots and into the workings. Pretty neat. Must be lots of coal left down there as it appears they are only first mining it..

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haha banksy i gotta suprize you once and awhile, and as soon as greg gets this video thing figured out ill get those vids up :wink: anyways yea they are first mining this vein. there is another vein close that has been mined and there is a rock tunnel that they connect to that.

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i liked the show but they didnt explain how the anthracite mining is literally almost extinct, he explained how coal is huge with electricity, ya thats obviously true but not anthracite. they didnt explain thats the case why its such a small operation, etc.

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Dirty Jobs generally doesn't explain a huge amount about the job, they spend more time showing the worse parts of the job and making Mike do all of the work. That was still a pretty good episode, enjoyed it a lot.

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Was on again the other night..... but of course i missed it up to the mucker part again........

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dirty jobs on again today and here we have adam demonstrating the proper way to view this particular show.

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:lol: HAHA! Thats a Good one!

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It is almost like Adam is operating that Mucking machine via a remote control from his video operation station in the mine!

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I had a young kid mention this today on a tour... :P he was like 7 or 8 years old.. pretty funny.

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They're going really good.... Sundays are boring becasue not a lot of people are coming up yet. We have 2 new area football teams - The Scranton Miners, and the Schuylkill county Coal Crackers - both of which were at the mine on Saturday, along with their cheerleaders 8) I'd like to have one of them as my assistent. It was busy that day. Anyone see that on the local news? (16)

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