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

The Loading and Supply Dock

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2017
1. The Loading and Supply Dock Marker
Inscription.  

Supplies for the mine are stored at the loading dock and brought into the mine when needed in empty coal cars.

1. A thrower for switching the tracks, and spare track
2. Compressed air hoses
3. Chain for a Coal Conveyer or Miner's Jalopy
4. A 15 HP Electric Motor to run a conveyor or shaker chute
5. Portable Blow Fan to bring additional ventilation to a chamber
6. Conveyor pans used to extend a conveyor
7. Mine timber, cap pieces or wedges and track supports, all made of hard wood. Some of the mine timber has had the bark removed, as "peeled" timber lasts longer in the mine.
8. Safety cable, previously used on the Lackawanna Mine Tour car
9. Boards used in mine construction as brattice (partitions) and lashing boards
10. Barrel Pulleys used to keep the wire rope from rubbing against the timber on the curve of the mine slope
11. Shaker pans and cradles
12. Curved stress arches used for roof support
13. Straight yielding mine props used in place of timber props
14. Collars used for roof protection
 
Erected by Lackawanna Coal Mine

The Loading and Supply Dock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2017
2. The Loading and Supply Dock and Marker
Tour.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 25.013′ N, 75° 42.896′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is near the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour Visitor Center grounds in McDade Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 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. Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (a few steps from this marker); Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (a few steps from this marker); Rock Loader (a few steps from this marker); Scranton's History Mule (within shouting distance of this marker); A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond (within shouting distance of this marker); Information About This Piece of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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