In-Depth : Harry E Coal Breaker

01.27.10 Update :

Nothing really is left of the Colliery.

Last time was past there, some condos were behind and off to the side where the chutes crossed the road.

Some of the ties from the old Lehigh Valley were visable at one point in time behind the side street. The boro of Swoyersville was planing to take down the culm bank and make a new housing development there.

 

12.14.06

Here are some shots of the Harry E. Breaker on the Swoyersville/Luzerne line. Theses shots were taken about two years before the breaker was demolished. Also in the foreground of some of the shots is the boilerhouse with twin metal stacks. The breaker was given the nick name "Bucket of Blood" by the local miners because of all of the people that were killed and maimed working there.

 

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

Harry E Coal Breaker, Swoyersville

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