Breaker in Gilberton

Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed. May. 02, 2012 5:25 am

Is there another breaker near Blaschak, owned by Reading Anthracite in Gilberton, or did they buy Blaschak?
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed. May. 02, 2012 8:55 pm

Bob Burns?????
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed. May. 02, 2012 9:13 pm

I have heard of Gilberto Coal Co. but I have no idea where they are located.

Scott, Bob Burns runs Keystone Anthracite; they are one of the biggest anthracite strip mining companies. I think they are located in Girardville.
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu. May. 03, 2012 5:43 am

The owner was running for congressman and just lost in the primary.
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri. May. 04, 2012 7:27 am

Isn't that the Breaker that was built not too long ago from the Steven Girard Estate $$$ from Philadelphia. I guess the trustees needed a good excuse to tap into the trust fund, so they built a breaker. From what I heard is that it never was run right from the beginning or maybe that was the plan......... acquired by Reading Anthracite? Brian Rich did just run for office.
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri. May. 04, 2012 2:32 pm

The owner just ran for congress in Schuylkill county.
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri. May. 04, 2012 2:55 pm

Yeah Brian Rich (President of Reading Anthracite) just ran for congress. As far as I know Reading Anthracite acquired the Gilberton Breaker built from the Steven Girard Estate.
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri. May. 04, 2012 3:08 pm

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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri. May. 04, 2012 5:41 pm

Well, he must have been giving public tours of the place and the breaker and then took people on buses to a strip mine about 10 miles away. The way my brother-in-law described it, it sounded exactly like the same scenario as Blaschak. Ok, I guess we solved it.
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat. May. 05, 2012 4:02 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote:Yeah Brian Rich (President of Reading Anthracite) just ran for congress. As far as I know Reading Anthracite acquired the Gilberton Breaker built from the Steven Girard Estate.

Correction... Reading Anthracite does have the Gilberton Breaker. The Girardville Breaker was built from the Steven Girard estate (makes sense), and now is being run by Reading Anthracite. AS FAR AS I KNOW :?:
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat. Jan. 24, 2015 10:26 am

reviving an older thread.... I'm currently burning reading pulled from this breaker. Excellent burns! Low ash ! It's not the cheapest but it's definitely worth the dollar extra dollar spent. 2.25~2.5 tons burned since september 72ish in a 2200 sqft ranch where the wind blows like a mother!
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Re: Breaker in Gilberton

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Sat. Jan. 24, 2015 8:27 pm

there is another breaker in the process of being built on route 54 on reading anthracite property next to the co-gen plant. New sign went up Thursday North American Premium Anthracite from its size It looks like a sizing plant, not very big
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