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A salt mine car tied to a building on the left with a man standing to the right.
Railcar loaded with the dynamite and cap box.
Railcars for hauling dynamite and blasting caps.
Railcar for hauling dynamite and blasting caps.
Group of people with helmets on in mine cars getting ready to go on a tour of the Hutchinson Family Mine near Fairmont, W. Va.
Tour group entering the mine shaft of the Hutchinson Family Mine near Fairmont, W. Va.
Picture of a group of people getting ready to take a tour of the Hutchinson Family Mine.
Group of people in coal cars outside of the Hutchinson Family Mine near Fairmont, W. Va.
Group of people in coal cars outside of the Hutchinson Family Mine near Fairmont, W. Va.
Caption reads, 'Good dependable motive power is just as necessary in a coal mine as on a railroad. This picture shows one of White Oaks ten ton electric locomotives used to haul loads and distribute 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 the main line locomotives, who haul to the tipple or shaft bottom. A large producing mine uses fifteen and twenty locomotives and five hundred mine oars in maintaining production.'
Unidentified man standing next to a coal car on tracks leading from a Monongalia County mine.
Mine railway car in unknown mine.
Mine car with driver in the winter at Thomas, W. Va.
Miners posing for a picture outside of an unknown mine. John Williams/Coal Life Project.
A Mine Shuttle Car is in the foreground.
Miner talking with two coal officials during a Consolidation Coal Co. Inspection trip.
Tracks lead to the entrance of an underground coal mine in Thomas, W. Va.  Carts on tracks to the left of the entrance.
Snow cleared off the tracks and cars near a coal mine entrance in Thomas, W. Va.
Mine No. 36 motor barn with broken mine cars outside of it.
Motor barn with broken mine cars outside at Mine No. 36, Thomas, W. Va.
'This miner has just completed loading a mine car of weighing net about two and one-half tons, and is waiting for a locomotive to come along and take it out and give him another empty car. An industrious miner will load about six and sometimes eight of these cars in one day. This is a wooden mine car that is now being rapidly replaced by steel mine car equipment. The number of post shown in this picture indicate again the immense amount of timber required to conduct operations in a safe manner.'
Mine car traveling through the mine.
'All ready-Hoist! This is an end view of one of our new steel mine cars on a cage at one of the White Oak Shaft mines, and the signal has just been given to hoist it to the surface--450 feet up! These electric equipped hoists can hoist a car every twenty seconds and dump it! The cars are placed on the cages automatically by creeper chains and car stops. One man operates the signals and car stops and chains.'
Two pictures of a miner retracking a mine car. Left is the safe way to retrack, right is the unsafe way to retrack.
Men lean against coal cars at the Tram Road of Winifrede Coal Co., Winifrede, W. Va.
Group of miners attempt to realign the wheels of a coal car with the tracks in the mine. John Williams, Coal Life Project
Interior of mine shows properly timbered places and spragged car.
Miners shovel coal into carts for hauling out of mine.
'This is an end view of one of our new steel mine cars on a cage at one of the White Oak Shaft mines, and the signal has just been given to hoist it to the surface, 450 feet up! These electric equipped hoists can hoist a car every twenty seconds and dump it! The cars are placed on the cages and automatically by creeper chains and car stops. One man operates the signals and car stops and chains.'
'This miner has just completed loading a mine oar of coal weighing net about two and one-half tons, and is waiting for a locomotive to come along and take it out and give him another empty oar.  An industrious miner will load about six and sometimes eight of these oars in one day.  This is a wooden mine car that is now being rapidly replaced by steel mine car equipment.  The number of posts shown in this picture indi- again [sic] the immense amount of timber required to conduct operations in a safe manner.'
Four women standing in a Holden-Island Creek Coal Company coal car. Photograph from Joe Ozanic scrapbook.