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8030 Running Empty

By dawnmichelle
Our trains use to haul coal day and night and now if you see it once or twice a day. Heartbreaking for where I live. The coal mines are becoming fewer and fewer. The mine where I worked was closed in 2008 but there was plenty still open and doing well. I would have had to drive 2 hrs if I had transferred there and back. Working 14 hr days and adding 4 hours of drive time I made the choice to stay home. In the long run, was the right decision because that mine sold out and the company then sold out. I am still thankful for the few years I worked at the site. I even worked at the Loadout for a period while our offices were being moved around the mountain. I didn't do anything dealing with the trains but it was sure good hearing those cars get loaded keeping us all employed.



Tags: Railway Transport Coal train Mining town Surface and undergroun

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10 May 2021 8:49AM
Excellent frame filler Dawn,
Fred.
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10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2021 12:43PM
Well caught... Good image.
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