Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Coal buggy, Chapin Coal Co., near Logan, WVA, March 1974
The coal buggy is used to extract the coal from the mine "shaft". These mines are called drift mines and are not really shafts but seams of coals four or five feet thick that go back into through the mountains and the coal is removed horizontally. When the coal has been removed the support cribs are knocked down and the mountain settles.