I’m not sure if I’ve been able to effectively communicate the scale of the operation witnessed during our visit to the Farmersburg Coal Mine. Through the magic of Google Maps, I will now whisk you away to a land of enchantment and heavy machinery.
This view shows piles of coal on the north side of the mining operation, waiting to be loaded onto the train:
This shows the section that is currently being mined. This area will be largely depleted within the next few months, and then they will walk (yes, walk) the dragline cross-country to a new location:
We’re beginning to zoom in on the dragline:
Here we see the dragline up close. The tiny vehicle to the southeast of it? Yeah, that’s a pickup truck:
Sadly, there is no Google Street View available.