Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs

About this collection

    When the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) Railroad added direct ownership of coal mining facilities to its operation in 1851, its combination of mining and transportation industries under one corporate entity gave it a market advantage. The DL&W became one of the largest and most prosperous anthracite transporting and mining companies in Pennsylvania.
    However, following the successfully prosecuted antitrust suit of United States v. Delaware, Lackawanna & W. R. Co. in 1915, as well as a series of antitrust actions against competitors, the DL&W voluntarily divested itself of its mining operations, which were reorganized under the Glen Alden Coal Company in 1921.
    This collection consists of dated and undated views of mining equipment, mine tunnels, and mine building exteriors and interiors in the eastern Pennsylvania counties of Lackawanna and Luzerne. Most of the views are exteriors devoid of workers. Many of the photographs include a photo credit for W. B. Bunnell, the official photographer of the DL&W.
    Image: Loomis breaker, March 21, 1916. Click here to view the image in the digital collection.

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Pyne mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brisbin breaker
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Diamond breaker
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bliss shaft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bliss colliery
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Archibald, Hampton, and Continental colleries
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hampton boiler and electric power plants
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hampton central power plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hampton central [power] plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Truesdale colliery
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Centrifugal pump, Truesdale colliery
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Taylor breaker, under construction
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sloan breaker
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Holden breaker
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Unidentified breaker
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Centrifugal pumps, central water shaft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Concrete arches, Red Ash Vein, Cooper tunnel, Woodward mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Head of no. 3 slope, Truesdale mine
Top of tunnel used for slope mining, in which a sloping access shaft provides access to the coal vein. Slope mines differ from shaft mines, which tunnel straight down, and drift mines, which tunnel horizontally., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mule barn, Ross vein, Truesdale mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mule barn, Red Ash vein, Woodward mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
East Cooper hoist, Woodward mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Steel timbering, Red Ash Vein, Cooper tunnel, Woodward mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of mule barn, Clark vein, Continental mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Taylor breaker
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Concrete fan house, Truesdale mine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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