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Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 9:05 am

"The Home of Blue Coal"

May the Spirits of those whom toiled there live on.
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Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 12:44 pm

Is this now a true collectable? :?
McGiever wrote:"The Home of Blue Coal"

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Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Lots of Blue Coal all over the Connecticut River Valley.......I hope the hell they don't make another damned Mall on the site. Perhaps something more respectful of what took place there.
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Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 2:31 pm

The scrap steel will be returned in about a year at a Dollar Store near everyone of us. :roll:
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Post Mon. Apr. 07, 2014 8:51 am

Is this the Coal breaker you see off to the west side of Rt. 81 south of Wilkes-Barre? The picture you posted looks like the old building I see every time I travel on Rt 81.

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Post Mon. Apr. 07, 2014 10:17 am

I live close by there. They started tearing it down last week a section at a time.

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Post Mon. Apr. 07, 2014 11:19 am

That will be a lot of steel...and I'm sure it is high quality.


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Post Mon. Apr. 07, 2014 3:02 pm

gorpot wrote:Is this the Coal breaker you see off to the west side of Rt. 81 south of Wilkes-Barre? The picture you posted looks like the old building I see every time I travel on Rt 81.
That's the one, it's the last one of that era in the Wyoming Valley. It's a huge facility.
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Post Tue. Apr. 08, 2014 7:35 am

That's weird I was driving home that way last Thursday. I looked at it and thought I wonder how much longer before its gone for scrap and I figured it would be a while since scrap prices are down. I guess not. Looks like my normal logic of buy high sell low. :lol:
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Post Tue. Apr. 08, 2014 10:58 pm

Another sad day for those who enjoy the history of this country, the Industrial Revolution, and the great technological advances that came with it. I do have a question for you PA members. Are any other coal breakers of this magnitude still in operation? How does the Blaschak coal I buy in New Hampshire get processed? To the Huber Coal Breaker and all the other ghost of America's industrial past, RIP.
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Post Wed. Apr. 09, 2014 9:50 am

DePippo79 wrote:Are any other coal breakers of this magnitude still in operation?
Not even close... These are the menzie cones that were in that plant, they are used to separate the rock from the coal. There was 14 of them at it's height and 10 of them now if they haven't been scrapped yet. The preservation society was hoping to get one of them but I'd imagine they didn't have the funds. .

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Post Tue. Apr. 15, 2014 8:37 pm

Thanks Richard. Shortly after I posted I found a youtube video showing the Blaschak facility. Very, very small by comparison. This topic in the anthracite history section "Video about coal mining in the 30"s" shows the cones and the rest of the Delaware and Lackawanna coal breaker in operation. Looks to be about the same size as the Huber breaker. Matt

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