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 Post subject: Just an old dog passing thru town
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Location: Southern Ohio
Hello folks, I was looking for some coal mining sites and happened upon this one. Thought I would sign up and say hello. I don't know anything about the antrocite mining but I have seen a few Bituminus mines. :roll: I spent 14 years working mines in Mingo,Boone and Logan Counties in West Virginia, , and my last 20 years of work was a mine here in southern Ohio. 34 years total. electrician/mechanic all underground UMWA. Worked conventional,miner and longwall. Retired the day I turned 55 and now spend my time hunting, fishing, flying and honey-doo's. and being a grand paw. Yep, I'm an old fart :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:04 pm 
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Location: Hard coal region, PA
Nice to have ya on! the Ohio Vintage Coal Co. guys probably know the mines you worked at...they're all over the bitty land. Good to have some "old time" (if you will :wink: ) knowledge around here.

..I see you said flying in what you like to do there... are you a pilot?

Banks

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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
flying eh, theres a few of us here...... welcome aboard! what do you fly?

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Cherokee 140 ,


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ba, i fly an F-22

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:45 pm 
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hmm, cherokee, baah, the only good pipers have tailwheels :!: naw, just kiddin around. guess the first thing youll learn here is the bustin that comes along........ but that should be a brush on the shoulder for a retired coal miner! do you own or rent the 140? one of the guys i work with has one. i had a 150, which is banks's now, then a citabria, and now am building an acrosport 2. i work at o&n aircraft modifications in factoryville pa, we make go fast cessna 210s. maybe youve seen them. we put the rolls royce turboprops on the front. anyways again, glad to have another aviator on board.

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yyyeeaaahh, just kidding about that F-22

I have a green and white 1960 Cessna 150.

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Yeah well I have a gold and rust caprice banks so put that in your fancy aeroplane and smoke it! Anyway welcome aboard! It's always good to have another mine electrician around. I work in one of the larger surface operations around here as a electrician/lineman and underground at one of our smaller operations as a electrician/rockman/laborer/buggy runner/etc etc so on and so forth.

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 Post subject: Re: Just an old dog passing thru town
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:52 pm 
I got my license in a Sopwith Camel! (replica, anyway) My grandpa knows a guy who is a history buff. First solo in a Camel too. has a surplus Camel Engine


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