Two miners work with a cutting machine at Mine 206, Kentucky. 'This material is the property of the Consolidation Coal Co. and must be returned promptly to: Advertising Department, Consolidation Coal Company, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y.
View of Highwall: Many feet of overburden are removed by the large electric shovels to expose the coal seam. After completion of mining operations, the land is graded. It is then planted in forage crops, and beef cattle graze on it. Many trees have also been planted on lands affected by open-cut mining operations. At approximately the vertical center of the picture is a stratum of limestone which is quarried for use as road aggregate, track ballast and agricultural meal. Hanna Coal Company, Division of Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company
'Shown here are the loading booms in action. Each of the five loading tracks is served by a loading boom, and the loading system is interconnected so as to permit blending of sizes and loading of any size group on any track. The loading booms gently lower the coal into the cars with a minimum of opportunity for dust or degradation. The loading facilities are sufficient to permit the loading of a car every two minutes. The adjoining track system permits rapid assembly of trains, interchange between the two railraods, and sufficient trackage for the storage of 858 railroad cars of 70 ton capacity.'