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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colliery Locomotive, 1919

 
 
Colliery Locomotive, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2017
1. Colliery Locomotive, 1919 Marker
Inscription.  

This impressive steam locomotive was used at the Powderly Colliery during the golden era of the anthracite coal industry. Weighing 24 tons, the locomotive was manufactured in 1919 by Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for the Hudson Coal Company.

Powderly Colliery was located in northern Lackawanna County in the second anthracite district. In 1919, the year that this locomotive was manufactured and purchased, the Powderly Colliery mined a total of 466,950 tons of anthracite coal and had 892 employees. This steam locomotive is one of fourteen similar machines that the Hudson Coal Company owned at its four collieries in the second district.

An engineer was responsible for the operation of a colliery locomotive or "lokie," which pulled the coal cars that were above ground. The last known engineer of this particular engine was Mr. Walter Chubb.

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum acquired this colliery locomotive in 1987 through the generous support of many individuals in the surrounding community.

Photograph of a Colliery Locomotive with Personnel, 1912
From left to right: John Pasterchik (brakeman

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or engineer); Mr. Jadick (fireman); Mike Taher (engineer); Mr. Warholick (unknown position); and an unidentified docking boss.
From Mr. Michael Pasterchik
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 41° 25.036′ N, 75° 42.972′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker and locomotive are on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, in McDade Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Anthracite Coal Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heritage of the Anthracite American (within shouting distance of this marker); The Slope 190 Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Information About This Piece of Coal (about 300 feet away); Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (about 300 feet away); Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Colliery Locomotive and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2017
2. Colliery Locomotive and Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Vulcan Iron Works at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hudson Coal Company Mining Operations. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Colliery Coal Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2017
3. Colliery Coal Car
Colliery Locomotive image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2017
4. Colliery Locomotive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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