David Hope's

Mining Scenes


BE 1050B 36 Yd.
Erected in 1956 at PCC's Vogue Mine, Madisonville Ky. I operated this 1050B, it is the same as in photo 10 but has a different paint job.. Look close at the leveling jacks, we removed all four crawlers as soon as it was parked, It is sitting on wooden mats. The crawlers were taken to another PCc mine that had an older ( 1948 ) 1050B and placed on this machine.

 After the crawlers were removed, the boom was lowered and a few years later it was scrapped.


BE 1050-B

Removing the dipper handle,

the machine is in the process of being scrapped.