Old Abandoned Underground Coal Mines can be
Due to Collapse, and Mine Gases (Noxious and Flammable).
Extreme Care should be taken around them, due to Falls, Sudden Ground Collapse,
and Bad Air,
and in NO Circumstances should People enter into ANY Mine Openings, or
The Material Contained on my Sites, is NOT to Encourage Personal Investigation
of these Mines,
But only as a Historical Record of these Long Abandoned Mines.
Please View these Mines from a Far, Safe and Legal Distance.
Always Observe Private Property Rights, and Obey ALL Warning Signs.
After creating many Individual Lignite Coal Mine
I decided to create a New Complete Separate Section,
On the Coal Industry in SE Saskatchewan.
Instead of a few mines on each of my town pages,
I am hoping this will become the Main Index Page for all of them,
by the time I am done.
with Coal Mines in the Area
Everett William Costello
John Campbell Lee
Edward Pierce - SK Govt Coal Mine Inspector,
Misc. Coal Mining Info
Roche Percee Coal Mine Picture
Char Briquetting Plant
Luscar Ltd. Taylorton Photos (5 pages)
Mine Test Drilling
Dominion Government Coal Test Site #1
Dominion Government Coal Test Site #2
Black Tuesday Miner's Riot
Black Tuesday, September 19, 1931, Miner's Riot
Name", Bucyrus-Monaghan 5W Dragline-
(First Walking Dragline in area)
"No Name" Bucyrus-Erie 500W Dragline (Part of the
Klimax Mine Page)
"Unknown Name" Bucyrus-Monighan 500W", (Bucyrus-Monighan 500W
"No Name" Bucyrus-Erie 190B Dragline (Part of the Klimax Mine Page)
(Bucyrus-Erie 1570W Dragline)
"Mr. Klimax" Dragline
"Big Lou" Dragline-
"Prairie Queen" Dragline-
(Bucyrus-Erie 1570W Dragline)
(Last New Dragline in the area, ca 2012)
"Estevan Eagle" Dragline-
(Marion 8750) (no page yet)
"Shand" Walking Dragline-
(Ransomes and Rapier Ltd. W1800)
Ransomes & Rapier W1800 Dragline)
(Last of this Model of Dragline that was working)
(Largest Walking Dragline in 1961)
Operated at the Shand Mine
Page Model 625? Dragline- see
(First Stripping Shovel in area)
Bucyrus-Erie 750B Stripping Shovel (Part of my Utility Coal Mine
Bucyrus-Erie 170B Stripping Shovel (Part of my Utility Coal Mine
Lorain 75B Stripping Shovel (Part of the Eastern Coal Mine Pages)
Bucyrus-Erie 42B Stripping Shovel (Part of the Truax-Traer Mine Page)
Marion 360 Stripping Shovel, see
and Other Important Information to Read
If you have photos of any of these Mines, Buildings, Mine Owners, Mine
Please send them to me, and receive FULL Credit under each picture I use.
If enough contributed on one topic, I create a new Individual Page, credited to
If it is your Father's, Grand-Fathers, pictures, I will credit them, it is your
Remember, "You Retain The Copyright" on each Contributed Picture.
I do NOT allow ANY other use of Contributed Photos, from my sites,
without the Contributors Direct E-mail Approval.
If you see your Contributed Photo on any other Web Site, Facebook Page, Blog,
It did NOT come Legally or any other way, from me,
but would have been taken Illegally from my site,
and will be the Contributors responsibility, to protect your pictures and
and have it removed, and/or prosecute for Copyright infringement.
I can not be held responsible, for illegal use by some other person.
Note- It is now a Serious Crime to use a Copyright Photo!
Some photos sent to me, may, or may not, all be used.
I reserve the Web Editor's right to add the appropriate pictures.
Please do NOT submit Copyright Photos, unless the Photo belongs to you.
If a Photo, or Information, is sent to me, I will assume it is for Public
Unless you expressly tell me otherwise in a letter or E-mail.
If by chance I have used a Copyright Photo, without proper authorization,
please E-mail me, and I will remove it immediately!
Spelling Errors of some names may occur, please send corrections.
I do NOT Charge for Viewing, ANY of My Web Pages,
If you appreciate Free History of this Area, you are in the right place!
I receive NO Government Money, NO Personal Donations, etc.,
Nor do I ask for any!
not to embarrass living persons, by recording the past history here.
Sometimes ones ancestors do things we would not do ourselves,
But this is PAST History, and as true as I can find it.
As some of this happened 100 years ago, I have no way of proving
the 100% accuracy of these old documents, or newspapers.
If it was wrong then, it will be recorded wrong here, unless I find
some new information that corrects the error.
I try and research every person I find on any subject.
Take my genealogy research with a grain of salt.
It usually is a fast search I do, and errors can be made.
Note- I do not hold info back. What you see on these names,
is all I have, you can ask for more, but there isn't usually any.
I welcome questions, but Please do not expect me
to do your Personal Family Research, for all the inquiries I get.
Please do your own research to verify what you see here.
This is intended to be a start for your search only.
I find if you contribute photos, or information,
it usually brings information, back to you, that way.
But I DO NOT Guarantee this will happen.
Hope you enjoy some of the History of Coal in Saskatchewan!
Coal is a BIG Part of
the Early History of SE Saskatchewan.
No Coal= No Railroad, No Coal= No Power Plants.
No Railroad= No Farms, and No Business.
Remember, Oil didn't come until the 1950's!
And there would be No Oil today, without the Power Plants!
This is a Common Page to Five of my
Bienfait, Estevan, Pinto, Roche Percee and Taylorton.
Please pick the appropriate link below, to return to that site.
Return to Bienfait Index Page
Return to Estevan Index Page
Return to Pinto Index Page
Return to Roche Percee Index Page
Return to Taylorton Index Page