Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

December 1, 2012

The Last Breaker

Huber Breaker, Ashley, PA

The Huber Breaker, in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is the last anthracite coal breaker still standing in Wyoming Valley. ┬áThere’s a movement afoot to save it, and I hope it can be done, but it will be a monumental job. One’s first impression of the site and the buildings is one of ugly decay, but with a little imagination, there’s a certain beauty to be found.

It was part of the Glen Alden Coal Company, famous for its “Clean Burning Blue Coal.”

3 Comments »

  1. Call me crazy, but these I’d love to see in color…the B&Ws are, however, fine!

    Comment by Faulkner — December 1, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

  2. These pics are historical. These are lovely portraits of a “beauty” long past her prime.

    Comment by Will Sgarlat — December 1, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

  3. You’ve been on a roll with all these photos at various locations this past month!

    Comment by Aaron Campbell — December 1, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

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