Kentucky Coal Heritage
Mining Equipment - Draglines











The first dragline ever produced was equipped with a two-line bucket system, John W. Page of the Chicago based firm of Page & Shnabel is credited with building it in 1903.


Homestead Mine

The first of the Marion 8800 series of draglines and the first to break the 100 cu-yd barrier.  Peabody Coal Company started using this one at their Homestead Mine in Western Kentucky in 1961.










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