About: Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA
Dare you to take a shot every time he says "cool."
One of the tunnels is collapsed behind my house
My summer of 1959 was spent at my aunt house in Kulpmont Pa
. which is close to Shamokin PA. I was told to stay out of the old mines so I only went in the entrance of the solid rock mines and avoided all those timber mines entrances.
As a kid of 12 I had a hell of a good time checking out those old mines around Kulpmont Pa.
It is still hard to believe that 180,000 people worked in those hard coal mines during those good times.
In Kulpmont Pa.during the 60s less then a quarter mile behind Ash st and behind a kids park there were dozens of open square shaft vents or exits from the mines below.
There were so many mines your eyes never left the path in fear you might fall in and never be seen again.
During the 80s a young couple were driving back there and drove right into a mine one night sad.
Yes, go to Eckley !
You have to explore ,our coal mines in Silesia.
Much older and bigger,than those in Pennsylvania...
If that was the cable hoist you were standing by, does that mean there was a vertical shaft beneath it or was this a horizontal hoist? Is there a safety risk if there was a shaft imedeatly below there? I couldn't tell from what was left of the structure which direction (vertical/horizontal the loading was applied to the hoist. Anyone know?
That's awesome!!! I wonder what kinda story's would of come out of this place🙂
Thanks for sharing life with enthusiasm awesome video
I'd really enjoy seeing this. I'm only 20 minutes or so away.
Your video is awesome! I was born in Shamokin, and used to climb the coal hills when I was a kid. The mining was strong and they even had mining tours. Everything you found is really very cool. Thank you for sharing this!
I go to school there and I have been three
Hi. New fan!! Like to ask you some questions please thx?
This is my town i commonly go up there
This is where i live
I've been watching a lot of your videos I really enjoy Pa as well..I can show you a lot of places around the Shamokin Ashland area
A few miles from there is the, almost, abandoned town of Centralia where the coal mine has been burning underground for years.
have directions ?