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 Post subject: Glen Alden equipment @ Loomis colliery
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
:shock: MIKE theres your glen alden shuttle car!!! :shock: going down a northern field glen alden shaft :shock: woah theres the photo of the year tony!

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AND in all my excitement i didnt even notice the old C.M. in the last photo :shock: i dont know if thats awesome that the northern field was more modernized than i thought or if those things should have stayed out west of here :lol: however it shows up to the end glen alden was kicking out some production and taking risks attempting to use "new" technology here in the anthracite! awesome stuff tony, simply awesome. im sure pete can fill in what make those exactly are.

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wow! nice Tony!

for a second i could have SWORE i was looking at a BITUMINOUS operation!!!

i get the feeling that we'll be hearing from the bitty region any minute now....

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:roll: i think im in too much shock to joke around with those folk tonight.....

ps john has been hanging out west of here too much....... just notice the bitty language above.....ALL CAPS

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tony i moved this over here cause i think it will get more attention in coal mining. also i noticed that C.M. is loading into a wooden mine car...... now theres a mix of technology! you can see the dump door bar under the conveyor.

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I inadvertently posted it over there. Still figuring the posting of pics out a bit.


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Oh no have I stirred up controversy. Bity vs anti's ? LOL. Winter months can be so boring. Figured we needed some excitment. Even though I diddnt know I was doing it lol Love those aerial shots Chris !!


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where did you find those pics

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Now that is a professional mine. Dropping the shuttle car down the shaft is always a classic difficult to get photo. We still have a few mines that operate the exact same lowering all the supplies down the shafts. From the picture posted they were actually using the haulage hoist to lower the equipment in. We have a separate supply shaft in order not to stop production of the skip hoists.

I knew they used all that equipment out there. This confirms it. GREAT SHOTS. The continuous miner that is being used is a unique one. There is a similar model in a working display at the Tour Ed Mine. This is no Anty VS Bitty battle at all. The pictures say it all.

Seriously thanks for posting the pictures - - -those are just AWESOME shots. Look similar to our shots we take of our equipment - - - see what happens when they are black & white plus in Anty country then they get the attention - - - I always find that interesting.

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of course its only good if its out here :wink: anyways pete, is there temporary guides on the shuttle car being lowered or how do they keep it from rotating.

imagine the view from the operators position in that photo :shock:

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Awesome pictures :)


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Great pictures! That's how getting trucks and equipment down the shaft is still done out west. Cable it to the cage and lower away. I have not had the pleasure of seeing it done though, working in declines and all. Anybody who gets one of those shots is a lucky s.o.b. Very cool.

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