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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.'
Miner running a continuous mining machine.
Two miners work with a machine to undercut coal.
Miners drill two or more holes into coal to place the explosive charges.
Miner operating a loading machine outside of a mine.
'This very coarse lumpy mine run coal is the result of proper shooting. The miner is paid on a tonnage basis for loading this coal into mine cars. He is required to watch his coal carefully as he loads it and see that no impurities become mixed with the coal.'
Two dogs harnessed to coal carts. About 1890, Ohio Coal Mine. This photograph is the property of Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Co.
Miners at work. 'Mountaineer Coal Co., Division of Consolidation Coal Co.'
Miner works with cutting machine at Jamison No. 9 mine.
Miner in the process of placing charges into the coal seam at Bishop Mine.
Two miners work with a cutting machine at Pursglove No. 15.
Two miners working to support the roof in the Itmann Coal Co. mine. <br /><br />
Two miners operate a cutting machine. 'Credit must be given to Willaim Vandivert, 21 East Tenth St., New York 3, N.Y., Not to be reproduced without written liscense.'
A very large cutting machine being operated by a miner. 'Credit must be given to William Vandivert, Not to be reproduced without written liscense.
Three miners hard at work as coal comes down a conveyor.  Copyright Photo by William Vandivert, 21 East Tenth Street, New York 3, N. Y.
Two miners standing next to drilling machine.
Miner riding on tram with one car spraying something onto the land around the tram. Kanawha County Geological Survey.
Miner putting bolts into the roof of a mine for support.
Miner using a 11 BU loading machine at Jamison No. 9. Stonega Coke and Coal.
'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.'
Miner waiting for shuttle car to be loaded.
Man in tram car in mine in the Winifrede Coal Seam, Kanawha County, W. Va. 'Geological Survey.'
'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.'
Miner placing boards in Cavalier Mine No. 206.
A miner works on a piece of machinery on the interior of the mine. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
Two miners work on putting in roof bolts in the Pittsburgh Seam. Timber jack used to hold the roof while bolting.
Two miners work on filling up a coal tram car. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
A miner is driving a battery powered shuttle car that is self unloading to the loading station.
Two miners pose for a picture beside railroad tracks.
Miners using a cutting machine at Mine 32, Consolidation Coal Co.
Miner putting bolts into the roof of a mine for support.
Miners operating a cutting machine.
'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.'
Miners use large drill to place charges in holes deep in the coal. 'William Vandivert, Not to be reproduced without written liscense.'
Miners stand next to a large locomotive at Jamison No. 9.
A miner is operating a cutting machine at the Price Hill Colliery Co. mine
Two miners drill before placing charges.
Miner works at unloading a shuttle car into an elevator.
Miner stands on pile of coal ready to be loaded and sent out of mine.
'A very small cutting machine or a v.m. drilling machine. Probably a cutting machine'
Miner using a very small cutting machine.
Group of miners attempt to realign the wheels of a coal car with the tracks in the mine. John Williams, Coal Life Project
Miner placing boards down near coal seam at Cavalier Mine No. 206.
A Joy 10 RU preparing to cut US Royal Cable at Jamison No. 9.  Stonega Coke and Coal.
An 11BU loading machine and a Joy Shuttle car at Jamison No. 9.  Stonega Coke and Coal.
Miner drilling a hole for explosives at the Bishop Mine, Pocahontas Fuel Co.