Beckley, WV USA
Visitors go into the mine in one of these mine hauling carts.
The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region.
Traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, visitors will then be carried along track in authentic "man cars" to actual old working areas of the coal mine. Stops throughout the tour explore the history of low-seam coal mining from the hand-loading days into the era of modern mechanization.
Our tour guide, a real coal miner (retired) regaling us with stories from his mining days.
All's grimy and gritty underground.
Exiting the mine.