Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Mid-Atlantic Region > Pennsylvania Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Pennsylvania Chapter Join Chapter, Leader: Oldtrucknut7077

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-17-2009, 10:55 PM
optikal illushun's Avatar
optikal illushun optikal illushun is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Coal Region
Posts: 3,537
optikal illushun is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Anyone from the Coal Region?

Whats up, i forgot we have regional chapers here. Anyone from the Coal Region (Mount Carmel, Shamokin, Ashland, Pottsville, etc)? im from Mount Carmel, in the heart of the Coal Region about 5 miles from Centralia.
__________________
93 F150 XLT 4x4
Modded 300/Built E4OD/D44 SAS/35"s
2006 F150 FX4
5.4/Auto/EXSB/Silver n DSG/Stock
1988 F350 Custom 4x4
7.3 IDI NA/ZF/35"s
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-18-2009, 12:16 AM
liftnw8z's Avatar
liftnw8z liftnw8z is online now
Team Brahma
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Laurel Highlands, PA
Posts: 22,560
liftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputation
liftnw8z Bill_SoonerFan
Been a long time since I've been up that way...a couple years anyhow. Paid a visit to Pottsville to hang out with some friends back in 06. Of course had to make a stop at the brewery...lol. I'm out in the southwest corner, another little bit of coal country but not quite the same...
__________________
Bill - PA Chapter Member
'98 F150 4x4 "Brahma Bull Edition" 5.4L, Auto, 6" lift w/glide-ride, custom stereo, more - '96 F350 XLT CCLB 4x4 "The tOwBS", 7.3L PSD, Riffraff 6637, 3" dp to 4" exh., and evil intentions - '98 Expy EB

R.I.P "SteveBricks", a friend and a brother, you'll be missed.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-18-2009, 09:17 PM
PatsPOS PatsPOS is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Portage Twp, PA
Posts: 636
PatsPOS is starting off with a positive reputation.
Like Bill said, around here the mines are primarily bituminous coal, where you guys to the east are mostly anthracite. So I reckon the term "coal region" differs depending on which side of the Susquehanna you live on.

Pat
__________________
'89 F-150 F14 4.9L (18.37 @ 73 MPH)
'91 Crown Vic P74 5.0L (18.09 @ 75 MPH)
'75 Gran Torino 7.5+L (14.04 @ 97 MPH)
'00 Excursion LTD 6.8L (17.25 @ 78 MPH)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-21-2009, 12:45 AM
quaddriver quaddriver is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cook Forest PA
Posts: 2,252
quaddriver has a very good reputation on FTE.quaddriver has a very good reputation on FTE.quaddriver has a very good reputation on FTE.
I thought *all* of PA was the 'coal region'.

If not, we got some jokers over here that stripped off the vegetation and made great ATV hills!
__________________
QuadDriver...

Go Fast, run over sh......stuff
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-21-2009, 12:55 AM
liftnw8z's Avatar
liftnw8z liftnw8z is online now
Team Brahma
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Laurel Highlands, PA
Posts: 22,560
liftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputationliftnw8z has a superb reputation
liftnw8z Bill_SoonerFan
Coal has definately been king all thru the state, just depends on what type of coal being mined...anthracite (eastern) or bituminous (western). I did a lot of work with the coal industry in the southwest corner of the state for a year or so...and it's alive and well there for sure. Throw in some of the locals, and it's still around. Just not like it was when I was a kid.
__________________
Bill - PA Chapter Member
'98 F150 4x4 "Brahma Bull Edition" 5.4L, Auto, 6" lift w/glide-ride, custom stereo, more - '96 F350 XLT CCLB 4x4 "The tOwBS", 7.3L PSD, Riffraff 6637, 3" dp to 4" exh., and evil intentions - '98 Expy EB

R.I.P "SteveBricks", a friend and a brother, you'll be missed.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2010, 11:31 PM
tbenks's Avatar
tbenks tbenks is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: ct
Posts: 542
tbenks is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by optikal illushun View Post
Whats up, i forgot we have regional chapers here. Anyone from the Coal Region (Mount Carmel, Shamokin, Ashland, Pottsville, etc)? im from Mount Carmel, in the heart of the Coal Region about 5 miles from Centralia.
yeah we got family up in new philla/ and a house right outside of pottsville (middleport) i go visit up there a few times a year, chill out or whatever ha, my mum owns some land that is being mined, i cant wait to one day bring my truck up there, endless miles of old mining roads, its gonna be a blast
__________________

Tim
87 f250 4x4 420CI Diesel C6 D50/10.25 4.10's 33" bfg's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truckin4life
I was crusing the mall parking lot last night, and thought i would be a true american badass and run over a shrub, but i got hi-centered
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-07-2010, 03:20 PM
Redcat Diesel's Avatar
Redcat Diesel Redcat Diesel is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa.
Posts: 1,985
Redcat Diesel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Redcat Diesel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I just found this thread. Like Quaddriver said I thought all of PA was the coal region. Both of my grandfathers along with several great uncles were miners. Others in the family repaired mine machinery or hauled coal. If you'd like to see how deep mining is done you might want to check out TourEd Mine in Tarentum. This is a mined out section of the Freeport coal seam located near the Allegheny River. The tour takes you about a mile back underground. No pimple faced high school kids here. The tour guides are experienced miners who have the proper training to take folks underground. The mine is inspected daily as any working mine would be. There is also a museum on site.
__________________
Clay
96 F150, 72 F100, 69 F250, 67 F100
Pennsylvania chapter member

" Don't the girls all get prettier at closing time" - Mickey Gilley
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-07-2010, 03:43 PM
tbenks's Avatar
tbenks tbenks is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: ct
Posts: 542
tbenks is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redcat Diesel View Post
I just found this thread. Like Quaddriver said I thought all of PA was the coal region. Both of my grandfathers along with several great uncles were miners. Others in the family repaired mine machinery or hauled coal. If you'd like to see how deep mining is done you might want to check out TourEd Mine in Tarentum. This is a mined out section of the Freeport coal seam located near the Allegheny River. The tour takes you about a mile back underground. No pimple faced high school kids here. The tour guides are experienced miners who have the proper training to take folks underground. The mine is inspected daily as any working mine would be. There is also a museum on site.
yeah theres actually quite a few of those mine tours ive been on, really interesting, wouldnt mind the job, but, if you've ever seen someone with blacklung it might change your mind, a few of my family members ended up dying from that
__________________

Tim
87 f250 4x4 420CI Diesel C6 D50/10.25 4.10's 33" bfg's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truckin4life
I was crusing the mall parking lot last night, and thought i would be a true american badass and run over a shrub, but i got hi-centered
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-07-2010, 03:52 PM
Redcat Diesel's Avatar
Redcat Diesel Redcat Diesel is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa.
Posts: 1,985
Redcat Diesel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Redcat Diesel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Black lung was a major contributing factor in my maternal grandfathers death. Others suffered from it to some extent. I've repaired countless coal trucks but never considered working underground.
__________________
Clay
96 F150, 72 F100, 69 F250, 67 F100
Pennsylvania chapter member

" Don't the girls all get prettier at closing time" - Mickey Gilley
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-10-2010, 08:09 PM
c00nhunterjoe's Avatar
c00nhunterjoe c00nhunterjoe is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: oxford pa
Posts: 8,565
c00nhunterjoe has a very good reputation on FTE.c00nhunterjoe has a very good reputation on FTE.c00nhunterjoe has a very good reputation on FTE.
i'm up in skyukil county frequently, i have friends in deturksville. i will be up there next weekend to go to rausch creek
__________________
The name's Joe. I blow sheet up for a living, then get paid to fix it, and blow it up again.
http://www.youtube.com/user/c00nhunterjoe
http://community.webshots.com/user/c00nhunterjoe
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-10-2010, 08:20 PM
tbenks's Avatar
tbenks tbenks is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: ct
Posts: 542
tbenks is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by c00nhunterjoe View Post
i'm up in skyukil county frequently, i have friends in deturksville. i will be up there next weekend to go to rausch creek
my house in pa is about 40 mins away from rausch creek, never been to that place, is it any good?
__________________

Tim
87 f250 4x4 420CI Diesel C6 D50/10.25 4.10's 33" bfg's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truckin4life
I was crusing the mall parking lot last night, and thought i would be a true american badass and run over a shrub, but i got hi-centered
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-10-2010, 08:35 PM
c00nhunterjoe's Avatar
c00nhunterjoe c00nhunterjoe is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: oxford pa
Posts: 8,565
c00nhunterjoe has a very good reputation on FTE.c00nhunterjoe has a very good reputation on FTE.c00nhunterjoe has a very good reputation on FTE.
i have a blast everytime i go
__________________
The name's Joe. I blow sheet up for a living, then get paid to fix it, and blow it up again.
http://www.youtube.com/user/c00nhunterjoe
http://community.webshots.com/user/c00nhunterjoe
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-14-2010, 05:55 PM
cbradford cbradford is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lost in Pa.
Posts: 19,739
cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.cbradford has a spectacular reputation.
All I know is I burn anthracite coal for heat, much cheaper than oil or electric.
__________________
Chris
05 Excursion Limited V10, 4:30(C3) Limited Slip
01 Expy EB, 5.4, 3:55 Limited Slip, 2006 27' Outback T.T. 7000lbs-loaded
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 05:55 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Mid-Atlantic Region > Pennsylvania Chapter

Tags
4x4, carmel, coal, coalreigon, heart, joker, mount, pa, regions, shamokin, youtube

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greeting from The Coal Region in PA egreco79 New Member Introductions 2 12-31-2013 01:31 PM
302 for sale, very low miles bmf316 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 08-16-2009 09:55 PM
ford 10.25 rear for sale bmf316 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 0 04-19-2009 10:21 PM
Coal Region anyone? optikal illushun Pennsylvania Chapter 15 02-12-2007 07:59 AM
Would you pick up a hitchhiker? 78Explorer General NON-Automotive Conversation 88 09-07-2005 03:56 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup