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The briquette processing building at the abandoned Brazeau Collieries mine operation processed crushed coal and tar into briquettes. These were run over 4 huge conveyors into a storage building, awaiting loading onto rail cars. Not a lot of folks now remember the days of coal furnaces in the home, or coal-fired locomotives. The conversion of the latter to diesel spelled the rapid end of a phase of the coal mining industry that included the shutdown of this mine. Coal was instrumental in opening the West, but this setting conveys for most a piece of history that we're now removed from.
Conveyor of History, Nordegg
Nordegg Alberta Canada


The briquette processing building at the abandoned Brazeau Collieries mine operation processed crushed coal and tar into briquettes. These were run over 4 huge conveyors into a storage building, awaiting loading onto rail cars. Not a lot of folks now remember the days of coal furnaces in the home, or coal-fired locomotives. The conversion of the latter to diesel spelled the rapid end of a phase of the coal mining industry that included the shutdown of this mine. Coal was instrumental in...
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