Bellevue Breaker

Bellevue Breaker

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Bellevue Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Bunnell 1905 Syracuse University Library

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Year (if known) Description
1910 Bellevue Boiler House and Washery

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Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1853 - - trial drift openings on Griffin Farm prior to start of full scale mining operations
1853 - - Board of Managers resolve to 'proceed at once to erection of coal works on Griffin Farm'
1854 Nov - initial section of Lackawanna and Bloomsburg RR opened from Scranton to Bellevue Mines on Griffin Farm
1854 - - small shipment of 647 tons of coal taken out while sinking first slope
1854 - - start of sinking of first slope, driven 120 ft through rock and 250 ft on dip of coal by year end
1854 - - start of breaker construction
1854 - - start of No. 1 shaft sinking, sunk 75 ft. then suspended because of water until pump could be installed in early 1855
1856 May - breaker completed, monthly shipment data suggest it started in May (prior to that small output probably came from slope coal)
1856 Aug - No. 1 shaft completed down to coal (single shaft)
1856 Dec - machinery complete in No. 1 shaft, gangways commenced, can soon deliver coal
1856 - - total construction cost of mine was $37,286
1856 - - first slope (old slope) completed
1857 Oct 1st shaft and slope not worked since beginning of October, allowed to fill with water; too costly to keep pumps running given 'the almost entire abandonment of all sales of coal'
1868 - - pony breakers put in at Bellevue slope for breaking grate coal into stove when market required it
1875 - - shaft and slope idle


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1854 Bellevue - 647 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1855 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1856 Bellevue - 36239 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1857 Bellevue - 37394 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1858 Bellevue - 24105 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1859 Bellevue - 93780 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1860 Bellevue - 112037 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1861 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1862 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1863 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1864 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1865 Bellevue - 89729 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1866 Bellevue - 165518 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1867 Bellevue - 210965 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1868 Bellevue - 205117 - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1869 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1870 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1871 Bellevue - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1872 Bellevue Slope Colliery - - 177 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1872 Bellevue Shaft Colliery 182540 - 219 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1873 Bellevue Slope - - 112 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1873 Bellevue Shaft 152515 - 174 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1874 Bellevue Shaft 0 - 4 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1874 Bellevue Slope 1329 - 28 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1875 Bellevue Slope 0 - 0 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1875 Bellevue Shaft 0 - 16 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1876 Bellevue Shaft 12314 9274 358 22.5 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1876 Bellevue Slope - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1877 Bellevue Shaft 38495 - 263 131.5 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1877 Bellevue Slope 71712 - 132 131.5 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1878 Bellevue Shaft 126542 - 305 138.3 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1878 Bellevue Slope - - 64 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1879 Bellevue Slope 89718 - 128 246 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1879 Bellevue Shaft 118535 - 311 246 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1880 Bellevue Slope 66412 - 273 175.5 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1880 Bellevue Shaft 67797 - 123 175.5 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1881 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 165486 - 425 235 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1882 Bellevue Slope 78174 - 279 229 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1882 Bellevue Shaft 82555 - 127 229 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1883 Bellevue Slope 82885 - 282 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1883 Bellevue Shaft 89394 - 137 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1884 Bellevue Slope 68164 - 106 - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1884 Bellevue Shaft 74553 - 331 180.8 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1885 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 124681 119981 444 130.4 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1886 Bellevue slope - - 101 183 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1886 Bellevue shaft 184244 168864 359 183 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1887 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 199229 184203 487 200.5 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1888 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 195337 180762 476 193.4 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1889 Bellevue 160523 143347 475 147.3 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1890 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 142354 125193 515 135.9 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1891 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 244210 223815 561 196.8 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1892 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 243566 222973 559 185.3 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1893 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 237296 217536 561 174.9 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1894 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 223177 208777 569 174.4 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1895 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 249137 223023 616 186.1 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1896 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 250587 212813 594 179.9 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1897 Bellevue Breaker 255938 221165 628 179 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1898 Bellevue Shaft 271848 237867 639 188.9 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1898 Bellevue Slope - - - - Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1899 Bellevue 283208 248682 650 180 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1900 Bellevue Shaft and Slope 324149 284256 664 196 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1901 Bellevue 341836 291907 785 219 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
1902 Bellevue 191665 173456 717 122 Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad