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Coal Mining Equipment at Work

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Texte du rabat Western Kentucky represented, in the time period covered by this book from the 1950s-80s, the bulk of coal mining i... Lire la suite
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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.

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.

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Titre: Coal Mining Equipment at Work
Sous-titre: Featuring the World Famous Mines and Mining Companies of Western Kentucky
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Code EAN: 9781583882825
ISBN: 978-1-58388-282-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Iconografix,U.S.
Genre: Véhicules
nombre de pages: 126
Poids: 538g
Taille: H278mm x B217mm x T10mm
Année: 2011

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