About: Quintette Mine Documentary
Pretty cool video, lived In TR from the mid 80’s until 1997, my dad Dave was a heavy duty mechanic at Quintette right up until the day the mine shut down. Think I’m gonna have to take the qaud up the old hill for a tour. Next time I make it back there.
Loved watching this video. I worked on the computer systems when the mine was being built from 1982 thru to the end of 1984. The first coal shipment was December 1983, which was a bit of a scramble to meet the deadline. My memory of the mine was that it was flat up by the Eagles' Nest - very different from this video from the mid 90's. There was a huge Maintenance building and warehouse up the mountain maybe 100 metres lower than the Eagles' Nest - no sign of it in the video, must have been taken down? The Wabco Haulpak trucks were 170s when it first opened - I guess they got bigger as they were replaced. When I started they were trying to do all the excavating with the Demags - there was a big scramble to get the P&H shovels in in order to handle the load.
I was hired at Tumbler in june, 1984. It closed in 2000. Sort of a dirty place to work.
What year was this?