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Coal is Mined Here...   A preparation plant and railroad loading facility for a large underground mining complex in Raleigh County, W.Va. The 100 car empty train has just backed under the loadout and in about 4 hours 10,000 tons of West Virginia coal will begin its journey to become high-quality American steel.

Coal is Mined Here... A preparation plant and railroad loading facility for a large underground mining complex in Raleigh County, W.Va. The 100 car empty train has just backed under the loadout and in about 4 hours 10,000 tons of West Virginia coal will begin its journey to become high-quality American steel.

A coal loading facility for a large suface mining complex in West Virginia

A coal loading facility for a large suface mining complex in West Virginia

We Move Coal... A tugboat with a single empty barge heads for a coal loader on the Kanawha River

We Move Coal... A tugboat with a single empty barge heads for a coal loader on the Kanawha River

The extraction end of a continuous mining machine, the miner head which extracts coal from the working face of an underground coal mine. In this photo, the mine has “punched out” by mining the coal seam to the surface outcrop of the seam to create another entry to the mine

The extraction end of a continuous mining machine, the miner head which extracts coal from the working face of an underground coal mine. In this photo, the mine has “punched out” by mining the coal seam to the surface outcrop of the seam to create another entry to the mine

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