Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wordless Wednesday #96

On the AC&NA Branch near Tipple A and the Goodyear Mine (both long gone in this photo) sat Hanna Coal's Offices and Maintenance Buildings. The tracks exit the bottom of the photo and continue west to Tipple E and The Georgetown Prep Plant. Gem of Egypt fan page,


  1. When you drive by there now it's hard to believe that all of that ever existed.

    1. Very true, just some open concrete spaces and a few piles of rubble.

  2. What a "FLASH BACK"! The solid wall on the 3rd floor was our Land Records Vault" and my office was across the hall. The two buildings next to the offices were the "Machine Shops". The long building across the road was the "Garage" (vehicle maintenance) To the left was Reclamation office and the beige building was the warehouse (I think). The Company Store, which was run by Andy Kubetech(?), sat in front of the garage, & it, along with the gas pumps, has been removed. Hundreds of employees worked in the "Georgetown Complex" on daily basis. There is NO sign of LIFE. The orange company trucks are parked, there are NO cars in the employees' parking lot across from the office, and the doors are all CLOSED. It does bring a tear to an EYE to think of all those people, who lost their jobs. I could go on for HOURS, but I better stop & give someone else a chance.

  3. Am astonished at this picture, it is terrific and brings back tons of memories also. Started my career as a mining engineer in the Georgetown office on the 3rd floor in the brown brick building in 1978 working for Joe Hickle Sr and Joe Jamison . My Uncle Art Novak work in the Central Machine shop along with Herman Kruszewski both from Adena. Bought my first underground mining belt from Andy at the company store. Then was transferred to the Environmental Group which was located in the small white house on the left side of the pic almost cut off near the "Garage" as Dennis stated but we called it the "Lower Garage". Ate many lunches at "The Hill Top" restaurant (still have a place mate from there). Visited the site like 5 years ago and everything was gone except for a pile of bricks from the Engineering office. So have a few bricks in my yard here in Michigan as a memory of where my career started.

    Thanks so much!!!!!!!

    Kerry Kaminski
    Saline MI