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Coal Miners Memorial Springdale Mine (Logans Ferry Mine), Logans Ferry, Plum Twp., Allegheny Co., PA

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Springdale Mine
(Logans Ferry Mine),

Logans Ferry,
Plum Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Springdale Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated March 5, 2010

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Springdale Mine (Logans Ferry Mine) (ca.1920-  ?  ),
Located on a branchline of the Allegheny Valley Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Logans Ferry, Plum Twp.,  Allegheny Co., PA
[Supplied coal to the Colfax Power Plant of Duquesne Light Company in Springdale, via. a mine car rail tunnel under the Allegheny River to a underground unloader and a tipple above ground at the Colfax Power Plant.]
Owners: (ca.1920-  ?  ), Allegheny Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA
             (ca.1951-  ?  ), Allegheny & Pittsburgh Coal Company,
                                    [A subsidiary of West Penn Power Company.]

Topo map showing the location of Logan Ferry Heights, and the Logan Ferry Mine (Springdale Mine) and the mine tunnels under the Allegheny River to the West Penn Power Plant in Springdale, PA, cropped from a 1/50,000 USGS Geological Survey Map of Allegheny County dated 1983.
(Map courtesy of the US Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)

The opening of the tunnel under the Allegheny River from the Springdale Mine in Logans Ferry, Plum Township, on the east side of the river, to the Colfax Power Generating Station in Springdale, on the west side of the river, ca.1920.  Picture was taken on the Logans Ferry side of the river, the Springdale side of the tunnel went to an underground mine car dumping station, and the coal was brought to the surface on a conveyor system to storage piles at the Colfax power plant.
(Photo courtesy of the Springdale Public Library, Springdale, PA.)

April 27, 1954:  An explosion of gas in a roof cavity, caused by an arc from a mine motor trolley shoe occurred in the Springdale Mine.  No miners were injured.

Coal Miners Memorial Springdale Mine (Logans Ferry Mine),
Logans Ferry, Plum Twp., Allegheny Co., PA
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