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 Post subject: Southern Field Slopes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:54 am 
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I got a call last night from a friend near Philadelphia asking if I wanted to do some exploring with him in his newly acquired 4x4. I met him this morning near Tower City and we proceded to visit several abandoned mine sites. At least one of them operated as recently as last year, but closed due to unrelenting pressure from mining inspectors. After seeing an upside down mine car pass by in a scrapper’s truck, we learned that scrapping of miscellaneous material around the mine sites was underway. We were able to get a close look at four hoists. One was unknown, one was a Flory electric hoist, another was the remains of an electric Lidgerwood hoist, and a fourth was a Lidgerwood that was apparently built as a steam hoist, but converted to electric. Here are the photos:
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The full album is here:
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562256886eDAbLs


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:14 am 
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I made another trip with James Knox to look at some additional mines. Here is what we found!
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The new images begin here:
http://community.webshots.com/album/562256886eDAbLs?start=140


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:10 am 
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MIKE

THOSE SHOTS ARE THE REASON WHY THE SOUTHERN FIELD IS OUR FAVORITE.

The car attached to the hoist is freaking AWESOME. We need to save that. Now that is a conversation piece & a classic.

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Pioneering the next INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (Preservation ! ). . . Saving equipment (1) mine site at a time.


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