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Lambert Mine & Coke Works,
Lambert,
German Twp.,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

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Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated June 15, 2009

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Lambert Mine & Coke Works (ca.1900-  ?  ),
Located on the Coal Lick Run Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, one mile north of McClellandtown, Lambert, German Twp., Fayette Co. PA
[Lambert Mine was named for  John Lambert, one of the organizers of the American Steel & Wire Company.]
[Lambert Coke Works contained 432 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1905.]
[Lambert Coke Works contained 462 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1920.]
Owners: (ca.1900-   ?  ), American Coke Company, Edenborn, PA
             (ca.1901-   ?   ), American Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
             (ca.1905-    ?  ), H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
             (ca.1919-    ?  ), H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
             (ca.1920-    ?  ), H. C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA

A portion of a ca.1935 Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Masontown, PA 15 min. Quad. topographical map of the Lambert Area of Fayette County, showing the Lambert Mine & Coke Works, plus the settlement around the mine, as well as the Pennsylvania Railroad Coal Lick Branch line that served the Lambert Mine & Coke Works and the other Mines & Coke Works.  The West Penn Railway line also served the area with trolley service, via. Lambert Station.
(Map courtesy of the U.S.Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)

In the 1905 Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania Lambert Mine received a short notice.

Lambert - Is in excellent condition and well looked after.  It has added the following improvements:  22 permanent stoppings and two permanent overcasts.

A brick arched underground stable 225 feet long, 18 feet wide and 11 feet high, fitted with iron feed boxes and iron hay racks, has been built.  This stable is lighted with electricity, and will accommodate 45 head of stock.

Undated photo of the Coal Company Patch Town of Lambert.
(Photo courtesy of the Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA)

Undated photo, probably about ca.1915, of a prize winning well kept fenced in yard, with flower gardens and fruit trees at Lambert. Note the board sidewalks in the yard and the double outhouses in the background.  The ladder on the side of the house was there in case of fire, so they could reach the roof, when the wind was right the Lambert coke works could sent sparks into the town.
(Photo courtesy of the Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA)

Photo taken during the Fourth of July Celebration at Lambert Mine, Lambert, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, ca.1924.  The Lambert School and the coal company houses are in the background.
(Photo courtesy of the Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA)

Photo taken during the Fourth of July Celebration at Lambert Mine, Lambert, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, ca.1924.  
(Photo courtesy of the Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA)

Palmer Mine & Coal Docks

The Lambert Mine was linked underground, to the Filbert Mine vertical mine shaft, were U.S. Steel installed a rotary mine car dumper in ca.1927 to serve the conveyor system that transported the coal to the coal loading docks at the Palmer Mine; the dumper was removed in 1957 when U.S. Steel ceased operating the rotary mine car dump and the coal loading dock at Palmer on the Monongahela River.

The Palmer Coal Docks, built in 1927 on the Monongahela River, was linked to the development at the Filbert Mine of a large underground rotary mine car dumper.  Daily coal production capability was 5,000 tons of coal in ca.1928. The rotary mine car dumper had a capacity of thirty-two mine cars and served not only the Filbert Mine, but was also linked underground with the mines at Lambert, Footedale, Buffington, and Ralph.  Coal was transported underground from these mines to the rotary mine car dumper, where it was into hoppers and then deposited on a conveyor, and carried by underground conveyor nearly 2.9 miles to the Palmer Coal Docks.  This system remained in operation until June, 1957, when U.S. Steel closed the mines and Palmer Coal Docks.  Nothing remains of the Palmer Coal Docks, reportedly once the largest river coal docks in the United State.

"Coal Miners Memorial, Lambert Mine & Coke Works,
Lambert, German Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania"

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