The truck arrived in Ashland Pa. and unloaded the first two trips from the mine. You can't appreciate the massive size of this equipment until you stand right next to it and touch it
I was at the Higher Up park in Ashland yesterday when I heard a semi struggling to get up the hill. Granted hearing a big diesel around Ashland is not unusual but what is unusual is to hear one coming to the Higher Up park. It turned out to be the semi transporting the second load consisting of the majority of the framework.
I waited till he got parked and unloaded the bulk of his load and heard the engine shut down. All I had with me was my cell phone so the pics aren't the greatest.
I put my hat in some of the frames to give size perspective. On the photo with the bearing surface for a winding drum I put a quarter to give you some perspective. The driver told me that the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Tunnel have designated $30K toward reassembly and expect to start next year. Meanwhile it sits as you see it. I will follow the project and when they start the assembly I'll try and catch it and photo document the work.