According to the latest updates I've received, Consol Coal is preparing to move the Silver Spade to a new mine site, just across state route 519, from where she is working now.
The move is scheduled to be made in late April, and will involve the closing of the highway for the move. I've heard that several news crews, along with individuals from the area are planning to video tape the road crossing.
I'll post more info on the move when it becomes available.
This will extend the Spade's working life for 4 or 5 more years, hopefully allowing us more time to work out the details for preserving her once her working days are finished.
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