Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car

 
 
Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
1. Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car Marker
Inscription.  

This mine car was restored for the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour by students at Johnson Technical Institute in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The restoration was done under the direction of Ronald Surace, Paul Smith and Andrew Zwanch.

The mine car was built at the American Car and Foundry Company in Berwick, Pennsylvania. Many thousands were used throughout the Anthracite regions. This particular one was used at the Franklin Colliery in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The Franklin Colliery was started by the Lehigh Valley Coal Company of Wilkes-Barre and was later taken over by Pagnotti Enterprises of West Pittston, Pennsylvania and operated until 1964.
 
Erected by Lackawanna County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 25.019′ N, 75° 42.902′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker and car are located on the grounds of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, 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

Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
2. Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car and Marker
of this marker. Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (here, next to this marker); Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (a few steps from this marker); The Loading and Supply Dock (a few steps from this marker); A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond (a few steps from this marker); Information About This Piece of Coal (a few steps from this marker); Rock Loader (within shouting distance of this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Scranton's History Mule (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Final Report on Mine Explosion, Franklin Colliery,... December 11, 1947. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Pennsylvania Anthracite Collieries and Coal Breakers Post Cards. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 1, 2021