Kentucky Coal Heritage
Mining Equipment from 1920's










Mining Equipment from 1920's

stripmine.jpg (74414 bytes) A Ilsley Stripping Shovel
This is one of the large operations of the Western Kentucky Coal field.  It belongs to the Western Colliers Coal co. and is here seen removing earth from the No.9 coal at Ilsley, Kentucky.

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Mining Coal With A Steam Shovel
A stripping operation of the Western Collieries Coal Co., on the former Tradewater Coal Co. property at Ilsley, Hopkins County, Kentucky, showing steam shovel loading coal.   In the left foreground the caterpillar tracks show where the coal has been operated. 







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