Coal Mining Equipment at Work: Featuring the World Famous Mines and Mining Companies of Western Kentucky

Coal Mining Equipment at Work: Featuring the World Famous Mines and Mining Companies of Western Kentucky

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by Michael D. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583882820

ISBN-13: 9781583882825

Pub. Date: 05/01/2011

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

Western Kentucky represented, in the time period covered by this book from the 1950s-80s, the bulk of coal mining in North America. Attributed to in John Prine’s famous song “Paradise,” Muhlenberg County is home to Kentucky's first commercial coal mine named the McLean Drift Bank. At one point, Muhlenberg County produced more coal than any county,

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Western Kentucky represented, in the time period covered by this book from the 1950s-80s, the bulk of coal mining in North America. Attributed to in John Prine’s famous song “Paradise,” Muhlenberg County is home to Kentucky's first commercial coal mine named the McLean Drift Bank. At one point, Muhlenberg County produced more coal than any county, state, or country as the largest producer of coal in the world. The massive mining machines documented herein show how this was possible through vintage and colorful photography. Production statistics are detailed for each piece of equipment, laced with historical facts and stories about the mines and mining companies that operated them. Includes a rare look at some of the old draglines that have been re-started and are digging in Western Kentucky once again thanks to new technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583882825
Publisher:
Enthusiast Books
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
at Work Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,222,982
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Coal Mining Equipment at Work: Featuring the World Famous Mines and Mining Companies of Western Kentucky 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books on Coal Mining, this book has so many pictures of equipment from an era that was not that long ago and no longer used. Many of the picture are the only records left of equipment that are now only memories. I also like the human side of the men and woman who worked in these mines on these machines. Every time I pickup this book and read a section I see some new detail I had not noticed before about engineering or mining. This is what makes "Coal Mining Equipment at Work" an interesting book.