Hardcoal Chronicles 40th

1973 - 2013


Scott D. Herring’s Professional Profile covering 28 years in the transportation and natural resource industries is available online at: www.thecoalman.com ~ Please click on the highlighted words to access picture menus for the images which illustrate his career and interrelated cultural obligations. Some groupings serve as a brief visual tour of underground Anthracite mining and associated issues. Additional images depict American coal and electric production and dedicated rail transportation, as well as an array of general mining activities other than coal.

Many of the images brought to you here cannot be directly accessed outside of the mining and railroading industries due to federal safety training and gear requirements. Most importantly, please use this site to safely access images of these activities, and never venture onto any active or abandoned minesite and/or industry without permission, guidance, and accompaniment from professionals familiar with the site and hazards. Scott has been behind the lens for 40 years to provide the safe transfer of this cultural and historic information to you. Please respect his efforts and stay safe!

Since Scott has now largely retired from over a quarter-century of giving cultural and technological presentations to historical societies, civic groups, school children, and industry, visiting his interlinked websites is the best way to safely visit all of these dangerous worlds. Also, please check out the “VISITORS WELCOME!” panel listing the many wonderful Anthracite cultural venues available to the public. Their magnificent volunteers and professionals will safely and enjoyably introduce you directly into the world of Pennsylvania’s
industrial cultural heritage.


A1 Title plate
A2 Frontispiece
A3 Dedicatory
A4 Panels Intro
A5 The Region
A6 Overview
A7 Names & Titles
A8 Orientation
A9 Image Roster
A10 Farther Afield
A11 Portfolios
A12 Chronology
A13 thecoalman.com


C1 Metamorphic
C2 Mine Pits A
C3 Coal Holes
C4 Deep Mining
C5 Breakers
D1 People
D2 Pitch Black
D3 Coal Delivery
D4 PA Bituminous
D5 Soft Coal
D6 Mine Pits B
D7 Coaling Towers
E1 Coal Trains
E2 Coal Cars
E3 Non-Coal RR
E4 Car Shots
F1 Night Images
F2 Jim Lukens Art
F3 Anthracite Racing
F4 Racing Reunion


H1 Linking Up
H2 Homecoming
H3 Photographers
H5 “Last Call” continued
K1 Acknowledgements
K2 Thank You
K3 Honorees
K4 Ambassador
K5 Silver Images
K6 Framers
K7 Dan's Camera
K8 Rob-Win Press
K9 Lew Graver
K10 Avanti Cigars
N1 “Year in the Life”
N2 The Work in 2011
N3 Continuity
N4 “Parting Shot”


Q1 Calendar
Q2 Show Venues
Q3 Visitors Welcome
Q4 Links
Q5 “On Hold”
Q6 Copyright Notice
Q7 Gifting of Images
Q8 Site Update
R1 Return