Seneca Breaker

Seneca Breaker

New Seneca (Newton) Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

New Seneca (Newton) Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown 1890 Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Year (if known) Description
1910 New Seneca Breaker

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Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1856 - - start of slope sinking according to later Mine Inspectors' Report
1858 Jul 5th Seneca Coal Company first chartered
1860 Dec - newspaper report that Hurd and Flagg had leased the Seneca Coal Works
1861 Jan 11th shipment contract between Hurd and Flagg and Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad to deliver 200,000 tons prepared coal
1861 Mar 29th lateral railroad connecting to Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Railroad was shortly to be completed, so they could start delivering on their shipment contract with the DL& W Railroad
1861 May - first rail shipments from Seneca (461 tons)
1882 - - old breaker and slope abandoned
1888 - - new Seneca breaker completed (capacity 1500 tons per day) to prepare coal from Twin and Ravine Shafts
1896 - - for post 1895 data see entry under Twin Shaft


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1872 Seneca Colliery 55719 - 167 - Pittston and Elmira Coal Company
1873 Seneca Colliery 77137 - 172 - Pittston and Elmira Coal Company
1874 Seneca Slope 55626 - 162 - Pittston and Elmira Coal Company
1875 Seneca Slope 73212 - 197 - Pittston Coal Company
1876 Seneca Slope 36408 28502 174 124 Pittston Coal Company
1877 Seneca Slope 64508 - 286 212 Pittston Coal Company
1878 Seneca Slope 51278 - 288 178 Pittston Coal Company
1879 Seneca Slope 59013 - 218 204.25 Pittston Coal Company
1880 Seneca Slope 63104 - 205 202 Pittston Coal Company
1881 Seneca Slope 54270 - 180 219 Pittston Coal Company
1882 Seneca Slope 21973 - 199 104 Pittston Coal Company
1883 Mine Abandoned - - - - -
1884 Mine Abandoned - - - - -
1885 Mine Abandoned - - - - -
1886 Mine Abandoned - - - - -
1887 Mine Abandoned - - - - -
1888 Seneca Shaft 62898 59334 259 145 Butler Colliery Company
1889 Seneca Breaker 241046 228463 568 224.7 Newton Coal Company
1890 Seneca Breaker 179449 167651 518 179.7 Newton Coal Company
1891 Ravine 238832 227664 586 221 Newton Coal Company
1892 Ravine Shaft 232063 204905 699 191 Newton Coal Company
1893 Ravine Shaft 294630 263721 795 189.1 Newton Coal Company
1894 Ravine Shaft 331630 299488 112 186.9 Newton Coal Company
1894 Twin Shaft - - 764 - Newton Coal Company
1895 Ravine Shaft - - 131 - Newton Coal Company
1895 Twin Shaft 361011 328279 739 207.3 Newton Coal Company