Took a drive back up to the Coal Region area that is just North of our Home just to see if I could capture anything that I’d missed on previous trips.  After driving around for awhile I ended up just West of the town of Shenandoah (pronounced “Shen-en-dha”) to all the local people that live in this area.  Here is the old St. Nickoles Coal Breaker that has been here for a long time.  It once produced finished Coal that was distributed all over the State and other places.  The last time I was here, the old Breaker still had it’s sides to it, but now it’s being completely torn down to make room for something else, but not sure what it will be.


The Coal Chute/Conveyor is still here, but not for long.  This chute is where the raw coal was loaded into the top of the Breaker where the process started.  There is not much here but lot’s of Coal dust and dirt, as you can see by the color.  The Coal dirt has a bad habit of sticking to your shoes and you have to dust it off before getting into your car.


This very large column of cement is something left over from day’s gone by.  I have no clue what it used to be used for.  It’s just there, sticking out of the ground.  Notice the different color’s of the ground.  Coal clum is everywhere around here.


This used to be a “Weight Station” where the Coal trucks were weighted before leaving the Breaker.  Not used anymore, it will end up being just a memory from years ago.  Also, notice the large pile of Clum in the background.


Thanks for stopping by


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

5 thoughts on “WHEN COAL WAS KING

    1. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate that. I have heard from others in my Photo Club that the Huber Breaker is no longer there, which is sad to see. A structure from days gone bye should be marked for Historical value, just the same as the St. Nickoles Breaker.

    2. Some interesting Images of in and around Scranton, PA. One of these day’s I’ll get up there to see what you did. I love snooping around in old places, but sometimes you have to be careful. You never know what’s in there!

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