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JustinE
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:28:00 PM

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Been some time since my last post so here's the BIG news....

I stopped down at LC&N (Lehigh Coal and Navigation) about 2 months ago to ask to visit their site....instead I found myself sitting with the President and Board of the company for a job interview. Their interest in me was amazing! They want me to start working next summer as their junior mine engineer working under their senior engineer Ed Scott, which I already have agreed to. For the time being, I am currently employed to fill in as their second shift DEMAG operator on weekends running their H285S. My shovel training begins this weekend.

Now for those here who have head many "rumors" about what LC&N is doing...let me bring you up to date. Jim Curran is back as President and CEO, we are pulling out of bankruptcy very strongly and fast, DEMAG production is averaging 331,000 tons per month, Bank job 8 is in full operation pulling out 57x36ft Orchard vein, Job 99 backfill is underway, and Springdale mine/backfill scheduled to begin Nov 7 this year.

As for our equipment...2 new Komatsu HD785's just arrived 2 weeks ago, new Komatsu WA800, new Komatsu D475A-3 (another on it's way), and a second DEMAG H285S is being priced in Virginia.

Springdale is going to be our new big job. As the entire downfall started at Springdale for LC&N, it's time to end it. DEP's demands are meet and the backfill of the 700ft pit will start Nov 7 as we develop a new (Pit #3) along side it. I'll be on weekend shift once this starts....

Here's some pics

Greenwood Breaker entrance

Current main office. We are renovating the old office and should be moved in again by Nov

Bank 7 Job
Lima 2400B & 4600



Our new WA800



4600 at Bank 7

Job 99


Backfill job is being done with - 475A3, D11R, D10N.

Lectra Haul Mark 36's..each 170t

Me standing by one

Euc R170



R45's..ready for scrap and to be replaced with new water trucks

457A-3 Komatsu...dam paint wears off so fast...lol!

Primary shovel- H285S DEMAG. Soon to be my part time job!



-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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icom
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:42:04 PM

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congragulations.... that is Great news, wishing you all the best luck on your new jobs....

I know some more great videos will be coming now for sure.Applause Applause Applause
hulan
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:42:19 PM

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Congrats on the job Justin!... As always, Lots of Pics!!!

Greg
Jimi
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:45:05 PM

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Great news Justin,

Wish I had a weekend job like that, haha.


Congrats

regards,
Jim


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JustinE
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:47:25 PM

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Thanks guys!! oh yeah, they'll be some intresting vids and pics coming up Teeth

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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ConstructionSite
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:52:31 PM

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Congratulations young man! It could not have happened to a better person! Applause Now, of course we will be expecting a ton of videos and even more up close and personal photos. Anxious

Congrats again!

- Chris Smile
JustinE
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 10:08:04 PM

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ConstructionSite wrote:
Congratulations young man! It could not have happened to a better person! Applause Now, of course we will be expecting a ton of videos and even more up close and personal photos. Anxious

Congrats again!

- Chris Smile

I shall not disappoint! Teeth Cool Thanks!!!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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GraniteFan713
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 10:18:20 PM

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Congrats! Any pics of those new HD785s?

-Dave

JustinE
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 10:30:37 PM

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GraniteFan713 wrote:
Congrats! Any pics of those new HD785s?

I'll grab some this weekend. Last I was down they were putting the tires on them...would have been an awesome vid if I remembered my camera... d'oh!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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Basketball Man
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 6:42:00 AM

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That blue paintSick I'm sorry it is just not looking good to me.

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chessiegp39
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 6:52:21 AM
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Great pictures as usuall Justin! Great news about the hire. Excellent and good luck with it.

James
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 8:19:43 AM
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Best of luck on your new job. Have enjoyed your photoshots. Keep up the great work.
leo-cat
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 8:52:16 AM

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Wow Justin. That must be like a dream-coming-true. At first getting a job before you even finished you studies at uni and then beeing offered a job as a shovel operator. Congratulation!
Pennsylvania must be flooded with old, good looking equipment. I´m following your video-uploads on youtube. I´ve watched every single one like 10 times. Just can´t get enough of that stuff.

Leo
Bobm2004
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 8:58:15 AM

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Nice mega post Justin! A dirt guys fix for sure! And congratulations of the opportunity presented to you-seize it and run!!

Bob
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JustinE
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 10:45:56 AM

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leo-cat wrote:
Wow Justin. That must be like a dream-coming-true. At first getting a job before you even finished you studies at uni and then beeing offered a job as a shovel operator. Congratulation!
Pennsylvania must be flooded with old, good looking equipment. I´m following your video-uploads on
youtube. I´ve watched every single one like 10 times. Just can´t get enough of that stuff.


Oh it is!!! And thanks!! Always gad to haer someone's enjoying my vids!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
PAmining
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Redjack Ryan
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 11:15:42 AM

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Great photos as usual, Justin. Congrats on the getting a job with them, you'll get to be around what you love!

Lehigh is where our Francisco surface mine got our two Euclid R260's from.

Here are some photos during operation:







Here's one I took this past month. They have parked the Hitach EX5500 shovel fleet. They were still using both R260's for the EX3500 up until one needed a wheel motor replaced. It now sits waiting the move to Bear Run.



- Alex
turbo21835
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 12:14:30 PM
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Thought you and your buddy Sal were done with this site? What changed?

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clfred
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 1:21:54 PM
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It's great to see your excellent new pictures and videos from both of your new posts Justin. Thanks for coming back and updating us on the Pennsylvania Strip Mine scene and please keep coming back and updating us. I too want to congratulate you on your new job and I will also be looking forward to more excellent videos.
Cat 966f
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 2:49:50 PM

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turbo21835 wrote:
Thought you and your buddy Sal were done with this site? What changed?



Hey Josh i must have missed something, give me a link to sals post

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renaultman
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 2:54:53 PM

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Very, very nice pics mate, congrats on the job.

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