Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Tipple at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

This is a view of the front of the tipple where the coal cars deliver their load by rail after coming up from the mines.

Once the coal made it to the top of this tipple it was ready to be loaded in trucks like the blue one in the picture that sits ready to receive its load.  The earth beneath the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valleys, from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre, is a vast honeycomb of mine shafts and tunnels, much of which is now filled with water.  That water is now being used as a new source of energy for both cooling and heatingas reported in November 2010 in the Scranton Times-Tribune

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