Mechanization in the Collieries of The Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation

FOR many years the necessity of mechanization of all the underground services in the collieries of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation in the Sydney, Pictou, and Cumberland coalfields (Figure 1) has been foremost in the minds of those concerned with the engineering and operating policies of the Corporation, and a gradual policy of the mechanization of these services has been undertaken over the years, until nearly all the underground services, except the actual loading of the coal at the face, have been mechanized.
Keywords: Coal, colliery, Diesel locomotive, Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation, Longwalls, Pictou Coalfield, conveyors, Developments, Loading, Mechanical, Mine, Mines, Operation
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