Peabody Coal Company's Sinclair Mine

Peabody Coal Company's Sinclair Mine Drakesboro Kentucky

Stock #: 199816
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Drakesboro
State: Kentucky (KY)
County: Muhlenberg
Publisher: Thompson’s Community Service
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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World's largest earth moving machine now in operation at Peabody Coal Company's Sinclair Mine near Drakesboro, Ky., in the Central City-Greenville area. 115 cubic yard bucket takes 173 tons of the earth covering the coal in a single bite. Machine uses enough electricity each day for a city of 15,000 population. Large equipment such as this has made it possible to recover coal reserves which otherwise would have remained in the ground. When in full production this mine will produce in excess of four million tons annually. Primary customer for the coal at this mine is the electric utility industry
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