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Image courtesy of Sam Baker

Abandoned coal tipple in eastern Indiana County which is said to be from the Thompson No. 1 mine.


Mar. 2006 image by author

Somebody's stash of underground coal mine cars near Josephine, Pa.


Mar. 2006 image by author

Here are a few of the surviving miners' homes at Starford, PA. The mines at Starford were operated by Greenwich Coal & Coke Company and, later, by Barnes and Tucker and James Coal Company.


May 2004 image by author

These foundations are at Wehrum, PA, which was a coal patch town built by the Lackawanna Coal & Coke Company in 1901. Although there were 250 company-built houses here once, almost nothing remains of Wehrum. These ruins are red brick with cut stone, and the two iron pieces appear to have been bearing support stands, perhaps for a hoist or fan.


Image courtesy of Sam Baker

Sam emailed in this photo of what he called "a dynamite shed in Wehrum."


Nov. 2006 image by author

On the mountain above Wehrum is the overgrown and forgotten Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Cemetery for the immigrants that came to this coalfield.


Nov. 2006 image by author

A headstone in the cemetery near Wehrum, Pa. The text appears to be Russian or Croatian or something. The graves in this cemetery date from the first three decades of the 20th Century, and there is no evidence that anyone has been buried there after 1930.


May 2004 image by author

These are the remains of the Lackawanna No. 3 tipple in Buffington Township, Indiana County. The Lackawanna Coal & Coke Co. constructed the tipple with the opening of the Lackawanna No. 3 coal mine in 1899. By the time the mine closed in 1929, Bethleham (Steel) Mining was the owner.


Nov. 2006 image by author

Silos left over from the Oneida Coal Company mine.


Oct. 2012 image courtesy of coalandcoke.blogspot.com

Remains of a rail siding to an old coal mine along the Ghost Town Trail. This is a biking / hiking trail that used to be the grade for the Ebensburg and Blacklick Railroad.


Mar. 2021 image by author

Coal company houses at Tide, Pa. that have gone extensive remodeling. Tide Coal Mining Co., which was a subsidiary of Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal & Iron Co., opened the Tide mine circa 1913. The mine closed in 1954, and the only thing remaining besides the houses is a large slate dump.


Mar. 2006 image by author

21st Century coal loading facility near Blairsville.


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