Coal Castle

Coal Castle
The coal region in Pennsylvania is a fascinating area, it is a place apart, to an outside observer like myself it seems a place removed from today, somehow still a part of the era of big steel. The landscape is scarred with the marks of strip mining of anthracite used as raw material for making steel. A ruined coal breaker and miles of abandoned rail tracks can be seen amongst the weeds and culm piles. Towns, seemingly frozen in time, somewhere about 1950, are over shadowed by these piles, and the rivers run dark from the erosion of these dominant landscape features.