Colliery Locomotive, 1919

Colliery Locomotive, 1919 (HM1ZWA)

Location: Taylor, PA 18517 Lackawanna County
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N 41° 25.036', W 75° 42.972'

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This impressive steam locomotive was used at the Powderly Colliery during the golden era of the anthracite coal industry. Weighing 24 tons, the locomotive was manufactured in 1919 by Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for the Hudson Coal Company.
Powderly Colliery was located in northern Lackawanna County in the second anthracite district. In 1919, the year that this locomotive was manufactured and purchased, the Powderly Colliery mined a total of 466,950 tons of anthracite coal and had 892 employees. This steam locomotive is one of fourteen similar machines that the Hudson Coal Company owned at its four collieries in the second district.
An engineer was responsible for the operation of a colliery locomotive or "lokie," which pulled the coal cars that were above ground. The last known engineer of this particular engine was Mr. Walter Chubb.
The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum acquired this colliery locomotive in 1987 through the generous support of many individuals in the surrounding community.
Photograph of a Colliery Locomotive with Personnel, 1912
From left to right: John Pasterchik (brakeman or engineer); Mr. Jadick (fireman); Mike Taher (engineer); Mr. Warholick (unknown position); and an unidentified docking boss.
From Mr. Michael Pasterchik
Placed ByPennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 440147 N 4585326
Decimal Degrees41.41726667, -75.71620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 25.036', W 75° 42.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 25' 2.16" N, 75° 42' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-476, Taylor PA 18517, US
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