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    Glossary of Mining Terms Kentucky Coal Education

    A. Abutment In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment, that is, the settled packs behind the face.

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    Coal mining Choosing a mining method Britannica

    Coal mining Choosing a mining method: The various methods of mining a coal seam can be classified under two headings, surface mining and underground mining. Surface and underground coal mining are broad activities that incorporate numerous variations in equipment and methods, and the choice of which method to use in extracting a coal seam depends on many technological, economic,

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    Mine railway Wikipedia

    A mine railway (or mine railroad, U.S.), sometimes pit railway, is a railway constructed to carry materials and workers in and out of a mine. Materials transported typically include ore, coal and overburden (also called variously spoils, waste, slack, culm, and tilings; all meaning waste rock). It is little remembered, but the mix of heavy and bulky materials which had to be hauled into and ...

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    Archive Issues 10 to 19 Steamindex homepage

    Back issues (where available): Issue 10 (June 1996) Ironmaking in Wellingborough.Andrew Swift. 2 17. Ironmaking in Wellingborough lasted from 1853 to 1962, but iron working in Northamptonshire goes back to Roman times and is probably noted in Domesday ferraria at Gretton and Corby, and iron was worked in Rockingham Forest in the twelth century.

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    Crowsnest Highway

    A page about Crowsnest, Alberta, describing the history of its industry and society, its layout, accommodations, tourist attractions and recreation

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    David Heys steam diesel photo collection 61 RAIL ...

    Roy Lambeth is a founding member of the Merlin Loco Group at Locomotion and now Chairman of the Durham Mining Museum. If you wish to contact Roy regarding the contents of this page his email address is at the bottom of the page

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    Library Bureau of Reclamation

    Reclamation Library Glossary. Listed alphabetically below are definitions for terms commonly used by the Bureau of Reclamation. Clickable alphabet links have been provided at the beginning and end of the glossary to aid in searches.

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    Glossary of Mining Terms rocksandminerals

    Abutment In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment, that is, the settled packs behind the face.

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    Who Was Important in the History of the Cable Car?

    M. K. Bowen, superintendent of the Chicago City Railway Company, was born December 10, 1856, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.He commenced the practice of civil engineering, by acting as engineer of the city of St. Louis. During 1883, he was appointed engineer on surveys and construction on the lines of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, also on the Iron Mountain Railroad.

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    Backtrack Volume 19 (2005) Steamindex homepage

    Number 1 (January) GWR 'Manor' 4 6 0 No.7822 Foxcote storms away from Aberystwyth near Llanbadarn with the morning train to Shrewsbury in December 1958. T.B. Owen. Colour Rail. front cover . The curious incident of the dog in the night time and a

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