Starvaggi Coal 

Starvaggi's Bucyrus Erie 1250B  "Angeline", named after the owners wife.
Photo: Dave Hopper

In May of this year Jeff Solley and I were given the opportunity to visit two of Starvaggi coal's mine sites, to photograph some parked equipment.

I was expecting to see 2 draglines, but when we arrived. we got a little bonus. Besides the 2 drags, we found a parked BE190B shovel, several be drills, a drill-tek drill, and a really nice D10.

Our Guide for the day.. Mike Wehr, Had taken time from his busy schedule to take us to these machines and had made arrangements with the Guards at each site... so that we could drive right in and up to the base of each machine.  Now THAT'S SERVICE. ( although we weren't allowed to "test drive"the machines... I wanted to take one through McDonald's drive thru)

Starvaggi Mined coal in the Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia area  for years, but has since gotten out of the mining end of the coal industry, turning instead to transportation and brokerage. As a result, These machines were parked over 10 years ago, and the future is uncertain for them. In order to comply with  The mining permits, once the reclamation is complete the machines have to be removed from the land. As you can see from the pictures  the reclamation is done, so the machine are just waiting for the inevitable.

Our time visiting these machines was limited, we had a lot of ground to cover and not much time  to do it in, so I didn't get the chance to take as many pictures as I would have liked. I've just got pictures of the two drags, the 190b shovel and the D10.  Click on the links below to see these machines.  Hopefully, I'll be able to go back for more pics soon.

Bucyrus Erie 1250B dragline
Bucyrus Erie 1260B dragline
Bucyrus Eris 190B loading shovel
Caterpillar D10 dozer

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