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MOLLENAUER, PA (MINE NO. 3)

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Pittsburgh coal patch town
A coal company town built to house the workers of Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad & Coal Company's Mine No. 3 mine. This "patch" is less than 10 miles from Pittsburgh and is now part of Bethel Park. (Oct. 2003 image by author)


Two family houses on 2nd Street in Mollenauer. Little information is available about the Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad & Coal Company, though they operated several mines in the area. (Oct. 2003 image by author)


This photograph of an old mine shop building at the Mine No. 3 site was taken in a Park & Ride parking lot for the Port Authority's trolley, which runs through Mollenauer. (Oct. 2003 image by author)


Another shop building at Mine No. 3 still extant in 2003. (Oct. 2003 image by author)


I thought this was the Mine No. 3 powerhouse, but Mac writes, "On your shots of Mollenauer No. 3 the photo you have labeled as the power house is actually the old sub station for the trolleys that used to run to Washington, PA and Donora. It's now used by PAT transit on the T." Thanks for the correction, Mac. (Oct. 2003 image by author)

coal tipple ruins
These foundations along Route 88 are ruins of the Mine No. 3 tipple. (Oct. 2003 image by author)


(Oct. 2003 image by author)


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