American miners enter a coal seam at a coal mining site in the United States; train underground passes through coal mine.
United States USA Date:1919 Duration:3 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The mining process of coal in the United States. Miners take out coal from the earth. A group of miners stands in a line next to a shaft. The miners enter the shaft 600 feet down by riding a caged lift or elevator. Point of view shot from the elevator lift as it descends, showing the walls of the lift shaft and then arrival underground beside a rail system tunnel. Point of view shot from camera at front of coal locomotive train as it moves along tracks underground in the coal mine. At one point the car pauses when a switch man waving a a handheld light comes out to stop the train and allow miners to pass by over the tracks on foot, and to allow another train from an adjacent tunnel to pass in front at the switch. Motor Pit and Machine Shop areas are seen, underground, where engineers are at work repairing and maintaining locomotives and equipment. Train with camera on board comes to a stop in the machine shop area.
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