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A miner is driving a battery powered shuttle car that is self unloading to the loading station.
Miner putting bolts into the roof of a mine for support.
Miner putting bolts into the roof of a mine for support.
Miner putting bolts into the roof of a mine for support.
Men lean against coal cars at the Tram Road of Winifrede Coal Co., Winifrede, W. Va.
Miner stands on pile of coal ready to be loaded and sent out of mine.
Miner tests for gas after shooting of coal in Bishop's Mine, Poca Fuel Co.?
Miner checking for gas on pile of coal after it was shot down.
Miner placing boards in Cavalier Mine No. 206.
'West Virginia has produced 20 percent of all the coal mined in the United States since 1800, a survey shows. The survey, by the Bituminous Coal Institute, also showed that during the 20 years from 1930 through 1949, West Virginia led all states in soft coal production. Picture courtesy of the W. Va. Dept. of Labor.'
Two miners operate a Sullivan cutting machine.
Miner tests for gas in mine.
Miner tests for gas in mine.
Miner tests for gas in mine.
Mine crew building top of mine shaft enclosure at Eccles, W. Va. Sherman A. Clay present.
Two miners test for gas in mine. Hamilton Wright Organization Inc.  80 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, 'Newspaper Feature News' This photograph released to you GRATIS for editorial use only. Do not use for advertising purpose without written permission.
Man tests for gas at the Jamison No. 9 Mine.
Two miners pose for a picture beside railroad tracks.
'Safety first is stressed in every possible way in White Oak mines. Note the posts set to protect this man at his labor. He is waiting for another mine car so he can clean up his work place and make it ready for the mining machine crew who will cut it during the night ready for him to work tomorrow.'
Group portrait of miners standing with horses in a mine.
Small boy running the trip rope, Welch Mining Co., Welch, W. Va. Credit National Archives 102-LH-70
Group of miners attempt to realign the wheels of a coal car with the tracks in the mine. John Williams, Coal Life Project
'Miners walking from slope entry in background toward wash house at end of shift. Mine No. 98, Consolidation Coal Co. W. Va.'
Miner in the process of placing charges into the coal seam at Bishop Mine.
A group of men work on excavating and old Adena Indian mound.
Miners riding tram engines with company houses in the background; United Poca Coal Co., Crumpler, W. Va.
Miners examine coal on conveyor belt.
Miners operating a cutting machine.
Miner operating a loading machine.
Miner operating a Joy Loading Machine. '180 tons a day.'
Miner operating a Joy loading machine.
Miner operating a Joy loading machine.
Miner operating a Joy continuous mining machine.
Man riding an electric car.
Two miners work with a machine to undercut coal.
Cutting machine in operation at the Pocahontas Exhibition mine, Pocahontas Va. on the Norfolk and Western Railway. 'Permission is granted to reproduce this photograph only on condition that all reproduction shall bear the following credit line: Photograph by Norfolk and Western Railway.'
Two miners at Pursglove No. 15 cut coal preparatory to shooting it down for loading.
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.
Two miners work on putting in roof bolts in the Pittsburgh Seam. Timber jack used to hold the roof while bolting.
Two miners next to an electric locomotive.
Two miners put bolts in to the mine rood at Jamison No. 9.
Man in tram car in mine in the Winifrede Coal Seam, Kanawha County, W. Va. 'Geological Survey.'
Car filled with coal. 'Geological Survey'
A very large cutting machine being operated by a miner. 'Credit must be given to William Vandivert, Not to be reproduced without written liscense.
'All White Oak mines are electrically equipped and of course this mining machine is operated by electricity. The machine is mounted and transported on a specially designed truck and moves under its own power from one working place to another. It is taken from the truck by the machine operator and his helper and moved to the place of the coal and place in cutting position as you see it in this picture. The machine consists of an endless chain with 'bits' inserted, which act as cutters. The machine cuts a 'kerf' or hole along the bottom of the coal about 4 inches high and extending back six feet under the coal. The fine coal made by this machine is what is commonly known as 'bug dust.' Cutting machines are operated at night and each machine is capable of cutting twenty places on each shift. These machines are operated on tonnage basis and these operators earn high wages.'
Three miners putting bolts in the roof at Bishop Mine. Jacks used to hold the roof up while this process was being done.
Miners on an electric locomotive used in hauling mine cars.
Miners stand next to a large locomotive at Jamison No. 9.
Dispatcher in office outside of mine. 'Credit must be given to William Vandivert, and picture is not to be reproduced without written license.'
'An Electric Locomotive: Good dependable motive power is just as necessary in a coal mine as on a railroad. This picture shows on of White Oak's ten ton electric locomotives used to haul loads and distrubute empties in our mines. A crew consists of a motorman and brakeman, or trip rider, who pull loads from the working places to convenient sidings where they are picked up by main line locomotives, who haul to the tipple or shaft bottom. A large producing mine uses fifteen and twenty locomotives and five hundred mine cars in maintaining production.'
'White Oak preparation begins when the machine leaves and the miner is ready to shoot down his coal. The shooting inspector on the left has not only located the hole for the miner to drill, but instructed him as to what angle he must bore his hole to contain the necessary explosive used in dislodging the coal from the seam. The kerf made by the cutting machine is plaining visible in this picture and you will note the cuttings of bug dust have been removed before the coal is shot. The length of the auger used by the miner and the width of the bit which determines the size of the hole bored, is also carefully regulated.'
Miners and horses at Acme Mine on Cabin Creek posed for a group portrait.
Lewis Hine, photographer took this picture of a young driver in Brown Mine, Brown, W. Va.
Hutchinson Mine is located in Marion County.
Miners at work. 'Mountaineer Coal Co., Division of Consolidation Coal Co.'
Miner placing boards down near coal seam at Cavalier Mine No. 206.
A miner working with machinery on the exterior of a mine.
Miner operating the Railroad car loading control panel.
Miners and filled coal cars at the Scale House, Crane Creek Mine.
Pennsylvania coal miner boys posing on mule. 'This photoprint is issued by the State Historical Society with the understanding that it is for one time use only, if additional written permission is obtained. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. It may not be transferred into other hands nor to another combination of interests for republication. Refer requests for use back to the Society, citing negative number if shown. Credit to State Historical Society of Wisconsin.'
A miner watches as coal is loaded into mine cars from a shuttle car.
Miner operating a loading machine outside of a mine.
Man standing in a lab with lots of machinery. 'U.S. Bureau of Mines Photo Proof Print.'
Miner standing over a mechanical loader at the Winifrede Seam, Sycamore Coal Co. Cinderella Mine, Mingo Co., W. Va.
Two miners dust the side walls of Mine No. 207 for safety.
Miner works with coke ovens while a loading machine fills railroad cars.
Unknown miner sitting down outside of the mine. 'Please credit Farm Security Administration for Photo.
Miner using a very small cutting machine.
Two miners work on a seam, one with a pick, the other with a shovel.
Twelve ton electric motor was used for hauling coal from the mines to the tipple. Merchants' Coal and Coke Co.'s at Tunnelton, Preston Co., W. Va.
Six miners pose by a electrical cutting machine in a mine in Preston County.
Two miners work on filling up a coal tram car. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
A miner works on a piece of machinery on the interior of the mine. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
Miner working with a loading machine. 'Compliments of Joy Manufacturing Co.'
Two miners work with a mining machine. 'Compliments of Jeffrey Manufacturing Co.' John Williams, Coal Life Project.
Miner riding on tram with one car spraying something onto the land around the tram. Kanawha County Geological Survey.
'Shinnston, West Virginia (Jan. 1945, Joe Akers, 32 year old bituminous coal miner and 400,000 fellow miners in America's bituminous coal industry are the worlds most prosperous coal miners.' Picture shows: Joe gets his mine lamp. Its 2:45 and in 15 minutes Joe will be riding into the mine to start the day's work. These lamps, electrically operated, are turned back to the lamphouse at the end of each working day, when they are recharged by the lamphouse man. From Hamilton Wright Org. For Bituminous Coal Industry. Photo Gratis.'
Miner using machine to cut coal.
Miners ride out of the mine in Boswell safety cars.
Continuous mining machine on arrival at Brock No. 4 Mine before taken inside mine.
Miners use large drill to place charges in holes deep in the coal. 'William Vandivert, Not to be reproduced without written liscense.'
Miners work with a cutting machine prior to 'shooting down' coal at Pursglove No. 15.
Miner works at unloading a shuttle car into an elevator.
Two miners standing next to drilling machine.
Miner works with cutting machine at Jamison No. 9 mine.
Miners using a cutting machine at Mine 32, Consolidation Coal Co.
Miner driving a shuttle car. 'Shuttle car, fully loaded, rumbles around a curve on its way to the loading terminal where it will unload into mine cars. Such mechanized equipment has a unit cost of about $20,000. Mine No. 32, Consolidation Coal Co., Owings, W. Va.'
A modern coal cutting machine in operation at Bishop Mine.
Miner speaking in microphone at control board at Jamison No. 9.
Miner waiting for shuttle car to be loaded.
Miner unloading coal into car while it is being sprayed to retard dust.