Open rail hopper cars of coal at a mine in Kentucky. (Ford coal was mined at the Banner Fork Coal Corporation at Wallins Creek, Kentucky and the Pond Creek Coal Company at Stone, Kentucky.) View inside the mine, where a miner is riding a bucket as it slides down a slope. Next, a miner is seen at a coal cutting machine in operation. Miners riding atop rail cars full of coal as they arrive at the surface. Mining cars being emptied at a tipple, where the coal is moved on a conveyor and loaded into open hopper cars. A steam locomotive pulling a long train of coal hopper cars, each displaying the Ford Company Logo. A train of coal cars arriving at the River Rouge Plant.
A documentary titled 'Story of Ford coal and coke' covers the daily routines of mine workers and family in Stone, Kentucky. View of residential areas of Stone, in middle of mountains,children playing,several people sitting in front porch while others standing in shade. Mine workers climb onto a railroad car and move towards the mines in mountains. Several men on small railroad cars carry lunch boxes along with them.
Two men wearing mining helmets on small railroad cars digging coal mines. A mining machine undercuts large faces of coal. Then a large scoop is dragged across the path of the machine and scoops the gathered coal into Tipple cars. The cars move on the railroad tracks and exit the mine, headed toward the valley. Views of the track running into the valley and the mountains surrounding.
Coal loaded tipple cars move out from a mine, stop for weighing at a weigh station on the tracks, and then move into the tipple, where the coal is separated into 3 different sizes of coal. Each size is dumped into Ford gondolas, and then moved by train toward a Ford plant in Toledo, Ohio. Men standing near the conveyor belt empty and dump the coal loads on the conveyor belt.
View of Stone town in Kentucky. Pedestrian traffic. Automobile parked outside a building.