David Hope's

Mining Scenes


Marion 5960 Shovel.
125-yd. Capacity dipper.
Erected in 1969 at Peabody Coal Co's,
River Queen Mine, Greenville,KY.
Named "The Big Digger"

Through 1978 it moved 240,000,000 cubic yards of earth, and in 1982 set a record for best operating time in coal industry.

It operated almost 20 years, has since been scrapped

Marion 5761 Shovel.

Peabody coal Co's. Gibraltar Mine.
Central City, Ky.