3/15/18 The St. Nicholas Breaker is Gone

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Post By: StokerDon » Fri. Mar. 30, 2018 7:37 pm

I didn't know this was going to happen, and I was very surprised when I came across this video.

It says that at noon on 3/15/2018 they set off the charges that brought this huge building down.
I only saw it once. I was coming from Mark's Supply in Shenandoah, down RT54 to Mahanoy City. After I passed under the "Coal Keeps The Lights On" bridge, I saw this giant hulk of a building on the left. I thought, "Darn! I should have brought the camera!".

Now I really wish I had brought the camera.


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Post By: freetown fred » Fri. Mar. 30, 2018 8:09 pm

Nice S, they done real good settin the charges. She came down nice & square!! :)

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Post By: samhill » Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 7:18 am

Now they can just peck away with those big hydraulic shears & haul it to the scrap yards. Sure ain't like the old days of hand torching from the top down.

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 8:59 am

samhill wrote:
Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 7:18 am
Now they can just peck away with those big hydraulic shears & haul it to the scrap yards. Sure ain't like the old days of hand torching from the top down.
Or have it fall on the crane,...like a former boss did with a two story commercial building we were taking down in a boat yard. :roll:


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Post By: CoalJockey » Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 11:38 am

They have been parting and piecing at it for about 3-4 years. I drove past one day a few weeks ago and it was still standing, came back for another load a few days later and it was gone.

When we first began hauling coal from Blaschak, it was intact in all its entirety. I understood from some guys at Blaschak that there was a group that was trying to raise money to save it. Unfortunately reality set in first and now we have lost another important piece of PA anthracite history.

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Post By: McGiever » Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 3:01 pm

Thankfully there was scrap value, but a piece of history is gone forever. :cry:

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Post By: Den034071 » Sun. Apr. 01, 2018 4:01 pm

Answer this How Much Asbestos was in there anwas hushed over ,. jack

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Post By: Scottscoaled » Sun. Apr. 01, 2018 9:13 pm

How about the puddles of Mercury on the bottom deck?

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