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 Post subject: Seldom Seen mine tour visit July 2008
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:12 am 
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I was told this was either a supply car or a rock dust car (or both depending on need):

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A very interesting "bathtub" bottom car from the old Bethlehem Mines operation in nearby Ebensburg. Mine 33 has been rumored to reopen for some time.


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This one looks to be an electric motor.

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Part of the interesting exhibit in the main building.


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The mine motor of the day was "Pisscutter 2". Glad I never had that nickname in college!

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Heading around the outdoor loop. The tour train actually makes two loops, one outside and one inside the mine, so there is no backing up.


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There is lots of track in the mine, leading to many neat rooms.

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A walk through the gob anyone?


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Safety first, everyday! Good luck!

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The bulk of the tour outside of the train is at the face. It is a very cool room loaded with equipment.

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Time to roll out...

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The Seldom Seen is on the side of a mountain, high above the railroad. Coal from the mine was dumped from this tipple into a two car inclined plane, which took the load down to the valley floor. There, it was dumped into a conveyor to cross a stream and up hill on the otherside to a loader on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Wow!

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Here is a car in the tipple.


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The hoist house for the plane.




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The hoist engine.


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I highly recommend a visit!

Discuss images at: http://ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?t=19633

Visit the mine at:
http://www.seldomseenmine.com/


Rob

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