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(The Nanty-Glo Journal October 22, 1975)
Cardiff Coal Mine Tipple

Two Fires At Cardiff Tipple
Nanty Glo Volunteer Fireman were called out on two occasions on Sunday, October 19 to put out fires of a suspicious nature at a tipple of an abandoned house-coal mine shaft between Cardiff and Twin Rocks. Firemen were called out at 2:30 a.m. and again at 8:15 a.m. to fight fires at the tipple, reportedly owned by a New York state man. Fire Chief Thomas Waltz said the wooden tipple, between five and six stories high and approximately 80 feet long, already had been leaning because of deterioration. Through the cooperation of the Cambria County Civil Defense office a bulldozer was obtained from 876th Maintenance Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, headquartered at the Johnstown-Cambria County Municipal Airport, and used to knock the structure down as a safety measure later in the day.

Cardiff Tipple

(Photo: Courtesy of Nanty-Glo Journal)


 Two Views of Cardiff Mine Tipple About 1973


Photos of Cardiff Mine Tipple and Buildings, Courtesy of Ed Thompson - Taken About 1973






 Cardiff Mine Tipple, About 1971- Courtesy of Warren Thompson

The Tipple and Railroad Sidings at Cardiff Mine of the Imperial Coal Corporation.

The Cardiff Mine had the advantage of shipping coal on either the Cambria & Indiana Railroad or the Pennsylvania Railroad, Coal Pit Run Branch. In the distance, on the right side of the photo is the Company Store/Nettleton Post Office. The mine shop was located behind the tipple. This photo was probably taken in the 1930's or 1940's. Both, my grandfather and father worked at the Cardiff Mine.

Imperial Coal Corporation, Cardiff Mine Pay Statement, 1945.

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