Plymouth No. 5 Breaker

Plymouth No. 5 Breaker

Plymouth No. 5 Breaker (Delaware and Hudson)  Digitally Watermarked

Plymouth No. 5 Breaker (Delaware and Hudson)

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown F.C. Petrillo Collection



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1858 - - Mine started by Plymouth Coal Company under J. C. Fuller
1879 - - A new 20' fan was erected near the No. 4 colliery to ventilate the No. 5 workings; the previous fan had been located at the head of the hoisting shaft
1879 - - An inside mine locomotive was placed on the track between the foot of the shaft and the head of the new slope 3000 ft away
1889 Sep 10th Prior to Sept. 10th a squeeze had been noticed in the Bennett vein which suddenly resulted in a cave of 100 acres of ground on that day
1889 Sep - Following the cave a great deal of water entered the mine, necessitating the installation of extra pumps; the mine was idle for several weeks


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1875 Plymouth No. 5 119224 - 238 - Delaware and Hudson
1876 Plymouth No. 5 117702 - 277 189.5 Delaware and Hudson
1877 Plymouth No. 5 - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1878 Plymouth No. 5 134446 132800 331 190 Delaware and Hudson
1879 Plymouth No. 5 146359 141099 332 218.25 Delaware and Hudson
1880 Plymouth No. 5 173907 - 385 203.5 Delaware and Hudson
1881 Plymouth No. 5 204419 - 325 241 Delaware and Hudson
1882 Plymouth, No. 5 189386 - 366 241 Delaware and Hudson
1883 Plymouth No. 5 185899 - 411 232.75 Delaware and Hudson
1884 Plymouth No. 5 159952 - 383 187.75 Delaware and Hudson
1885 Plymouth No. 5 177675 - 424 197.5 Delaware and Hudson
1886 No. 5 Plymouth 168691 166086 420 186 Delaware and Hudson
1887 Plymouth No. 5 203733 200129 423 217.25 Delaware and Hudson
1888 Plymouth No. 5 214620 210602 418 227.6 Delaware and Hudson
1889 Plymouth No. 5 157879 154675 328 182.35 Delaware and Hudson
1890 Plymouth No. 5 140020 135832 303 159.85 Delaware and Hudson
1891 Plymouth No. 5 172473 168476 318 185.5 Delaware and Hudson
1892 Plymouth No. 5 174966 170697 315 189 Delaware and Hudson
1893 Plymouth No. 5 159801 154626 325 184.5 Delaware and Hudson
1894 Plymouth No. 5 147290 140210 339 175.5 Delaware and Hudson
1895 Plymouth No. 5 178913 160092 371 192.75 Delaware and Hudson
1896 Plymouth No. 5 228550 204575 496 218.75 Delaware and Hudson
1897 Plymouth No. 5 247621 225877 530 212 Delaware and Hudson
1898 Plymouth No. 5 186447 164951 530 162.25 Delaware and Hudson
1899 Plymouth No. 5 355049 323952 554 235 Delaware and Hudson
1900 Plymouth No. 5 335602 295369 487 186 Delaware and Hudson
1901 Plymouth No. 5 348373 314305 397 192.1 Delaware and Hudson
1902 Plymouth No. 5 228570 188540 460 122 Delaware and Hudson