Reading Anthracite had their community day April 14, 2011 and a good time was had by most if not all. A lot of time, effort and expense were put into it.
We checked in at the New St Nicholas breaker and were assigned a bus to take us to the open pit mine where we would see the Kamatsu PC4000. Along the way we passed some other coal mining sites that were pointed out to us and visible from the road. There was also a very big Marion drag line owned by Reading sitting on a hillside as we travelled to West Spring Energy where the Kamatsu PC4000 is located. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, and doughnuts were available as well as drinks. (no Yuengling) The Kamatsu dealer had a tent there and you could get a free hat, key ring, and pen, ask questions and register to win a gift basket.
After seeing the PC4000 up close and seeing it operate we returned to the breaker and saw some big CAT trucks and loaders, got to ask some questions and had a walk through of the breaker as it was operating. The shakers in the breaker vibrate the upper level pretty much and I suggested building a small motel room to rent out by the hour.
Reading stoves were on display and Reading Anthracite shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and other items bearing the Reading Anthracite name were available to buy.
More information here.http://republicanherald.com/news/reading-anthracite-holds-community-day-for-public-1.1300400