Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: CoalRegion1 On: Sat May 10, 2008 2:33 pm

Shamokin's Lower Gap mining began in 1836; first colliery was built in 1857; renamed Cameron Colliery in 1864; destroyed by fire in 1888; rebuilt in 1890; renamed Glen burn Colliery in 1940; mining ended in 1970. The colliery operated for 134 years, employment peak was at 1,420. Mined 33,353,000 tons of coal and had 217 fatalities. It was the site of the worlds largest man made culm bank. The colliery was dismantled in 2000.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat May 10, 2008 2:53 pm

Hello CoalRegion, I just installed a Wiki for posts like this. If you're interested you can start an article, If you wanted to start right now you'd go here:

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I have quite a bit of photos and information myself I'll be adding for other breakers as I get the time. What's really cool about the wiki is anyone can add or edit information. Should grow to quite resource over time.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: CoalRegion1 On: Sat May 10, 2008 5:24 pm

Thanks Richard. The Anthracite Coal Forum you have is outstanding. Even though I have lived in the coal region my whole life, I never really comprehended the impact that Anthracite coal has to so many people in far greater places than ours. I guess when it's in your own back yard, you kind of take it for granted. But at the same time, I'm very greatful that it is. Just from reading many posts here, I've noticed your forum has opened the eyes and has been imformative to many who were and are considering switching to Anthacite coal. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: mufwapo On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:32 pm

Does anyone have any high res pictures of the Glen Burn Colliery. Especially from when it was in operation. I used to be able to see what was left of it out my window but now all I can see is that bridge.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:02 pm

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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: yeagman On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:48 am

at the site of the former glen burn colly there is still a lot of history to be seen,its a great place to take photos,up around the mountain and in the trees sorrounding area theres quite a few buildings that still exist.incidentally i have aquired very old maps ,both surface and under ground,these maps range from the mid 1800s to the sixties and seventies,so i was glad to preserve some history from this amazing area of the coal region.I live just outside shamokin in a small village called Excelsior,another area of extensive coal mining,I used to help my father in many bootleg mines as a kid.thanks for a great site.Yeagman.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: HarryE On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:39 pm

A few questions: Who owned Glen Burn? Was it Glen Alden? Where was the actual mine entrance? I don't see a headframe in any of the photos that Chris posted.

I visited Shamokin for the first time in 1965 coming in from Sunbury. As I was nearing Shamokin, I could see what looked like a tall breaker with an outside covered ramp leading to the top floor. It turned out that it wasn't a breaker but a pig slaughterhouse! I think the name was Kreisl Brothers.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: farrell On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:21 pm

The Susquehanna Coal Company owned the Glen Burn. In the late 1960's it was aquired by Kerris and Helfrick.
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Re: Glen Burn Colliery/Shamokin,PA

PostBy: fanw127 On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:43 pm

Hello! I am researching my family history, and my great, great, grandmother was a Cameron of Shamokin. Her family had owned a coal mine. I believe the Cameron Colliery to be the mine connected to her family. Do you have any information about the mine or the family that owned it while it was the Cameron Colliery? Thanks!
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