About: Anthracite Coal of PA
Thanks for the interesting video. I'm burning anthracite stove coal in my wood/coal boiler right now. Supposed to be near zero tonight! I've had that boiler for about 30 years and still haven't gotten the knack of controlling and burning coal. Wish I could find an online manual for that Jensen boiler. Usually have burned wood but very labor intensive. I'm in Putnam County, NY. The nearby coal yard only sells loose bags on Saturday till 2 these days. I used to get it fairly regularly when they were open all week since there is a plumbing supply house right up the street which I frequent..
We have over fourhundred years old coal mines in UPPER SILESIA and Walbrzych City in Lower Silesia..
I'll buy a load
pay cash if you ever start digging
Every body wants 250 a ton around here
I worked up in Atlas pa in the summer of 2017 and its amazing how depressed it is talking to the older timers who used to work at the breaks.
Pretty nice coal they were burning. Some of that stuff looks like it's top notch.
Just wondering, I'm not going to ask how far your dad's place is or how many hours does it take to get to your dad's place which I don't blame you for.because I like my privatise myself and I don't broadcast anything on utube 🙂 so the simple question is, is it far from your dad's place ? To me it sounds like a days drive ? 🤔
I wonder if you could extract the sulfur from that creek
There is always hope! I grew up visiting Johnstown to see my grandma and the creeks there were all orange too. They've been cleaned up pretty well now. Centralia is pretty cool, A bunch of city blocks with no buildings, and old Rt 61 would be a great post apocalypse movie set.
been watching some of ur videos lately-enjoying even though ur color of paint is wrong color. ha! i like all kind of tractors-oh. i started out working for a coal company back in the summer of 1977, running a loader loading coal onto tri-axles and running a small breaker to mix the coal.
up here where i live we have the soft coal(bituminous) i thought ur kind of coal all laid on its side-unlike ours-never new it laid flat like ours does.
our coal fell off in the early to mid 80's back then, so i went to work driving truck, hauling steel, and van freight. in 2004 i came back home to work in the coal fields again running a cat D-10 and D-11's. MAN WAS NICE TO RUN compared to the old D-9G's. nice video. i will keep checking back in from time to time. thanks for sharing the video
It's not worthless to me! I'd love to get my hands on it!
I'd be hooking up a coal boiler to heat with. That's free heat!
Arkansas has anthracite coal seams in the Arkansas River valley.
Have you seen the movie Silent Hill? If so, you should know it was partially based on the Centralia fire.
Alst I checked Anthracite sells for near $200 a ton for those with stoker boilers.
Go look online it's easily selling for $10 per 25 pounds recently bought some for some blacksmithing I plan on doing
Good day I live in Ont. CANADA.. I did work in a small welding beside a coal yar.d. My boss ended up buying, back in 80's. He sold hard & soft coal. The anthracite kind went out of business. But coal here was I think $180/ton.. But we went on vacation past a coal fired steel mill, beautiful sunny summer day. I have asthma, which we had under control. But going past this area unkown to us , I started coughing, put air conditioner on, had a asthma attack. We were told coal fired steel. now if I would live there I would have had to move Thanks for now.
My dad woulda had us kids shoveling all summer for free winter heat
That's interesting stuff. I love history lessons on fellow youtubers local environments. Have a good one!
The mine needs to start clearing up there act
I like old industry history so do a update this winter.