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 Post subject: Robinson Run Mine (WV) (23pics & 2vids)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:00 pm 
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Over all view of the prep plant
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Early morning arrival
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Mine Safety Signs (Fire Boss sign for each shift)
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Man trip cars ready to go (CHECK OUT THE VID)
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Locomotive storage building
They have an additional repair shop that is about 10 times the size of this building
Behind this building is the original sealed portal
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BRAND NEW BROOKVILLE LOCOMOTIVE
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Brookville controls
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Continous miner in for repair
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Continous miner front view of cutting head
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Following the 50 ton Jeffrey locomotive down to the portal
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New 5 mile overland conveyor coming in at the upper left side of the pic
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Portals (the left one is used)
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Track going up the steep grade to the prep plant & supply yard
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Biggest rail we ever came across at a mine
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130lbs per 3 ft. now that is like mainline railroading
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Well I guess they call it their railroad
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Another 50 ton locomotive for hauling supply trains in & out of the mine
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Pete standing by a longwall shear head (it takes 1 on top & 1 on the bottom)
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New prep plant
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Empty mine car track lead from the rotary car dump building (double track)
They have not used this rotary car dump this since 1994, all conveyor now.
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Rotary car dump for 20 ton cars
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Probably the last mine car emptied on the pusher chain for the rotary dump
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http://www2.ironminers.com/railhaul/MVI_3803.avi

http://www2.ironminers.com/railhaul/MVI_3871.avi

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