|THE 91st Anniversary Photos includes 3 photos
|Night Falls on the St. Paul mine in Cherry IL.
This time exposure of the model was taken after sunset of course. I put some lights inside the boilerhouse
and tipple to bring it to life. The boiler house on your left was used to supply steam power to work the mine machinery such
as the cages. There were six massive tubular boilers in this building. The Tipple as seen on the right was the main structure
on the site. The coal brought from the mine below was brought up through the mainshaft and rose into the tipple upon the cages.
The pitcars or mine cars that carried the coal were pushed from here to a designated spot in the tipple and then were"tipped"
to a lower level of the structure where the coal was rinsed and separated. The coal was then dumped into the railroad coal
cars underneath the massive tipple. Remember too, that all the slag, dirt, and rock was brought up this way too, but was sent
to the slag dump piles which to this day are a landmark for Cherry IL.
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