Photo By: Kevin Morgan

The mining operations in the Powder River Basin are absolutely amazing to see in person. It looks like mini Grand Canyons have been carved into the ground digging for the coal. The great thing is that there is a fairly minimal impact to the environment as everything can be restored once the coal is extracted. Here, a Jacob's Ranch Mine load passes by a crane working at the Antelope Mine, digging some more coal for loading.
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Posted By Jim Griffin On Monday, August 18, 2008 At 11:49:57 AM (PT)

Nice shots, Kevin. BTW, that "crane" is called a dragline. We have several where I work at Navajo Mine. Amazing machines...

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Location Information
City or County and State
Bill, WY

Subdivision
Orin (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 59




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
SD9043MAC
Unit Number
UP 8010

Symbol
CJRFM-11
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
238 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/10


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