Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train in Ashland, eastern Pennsylvania
- In May 1963, Pioneer Tunnel, which ceased operation
in 1931, was retimbered and reopened as a place where visitors could experience
a real anthracite coal mine. The Tunnel affords visitors an opportunity to learn
how anthracite coal is mined. The Pioneer Tunnel is located about 2 miles
south of Centralia PA in Ashland just off of Rt 61.
Museum of Anthracite
Mining in Ashland PA - Located on the same grounds as the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine in Ashland PA, this
museum focuses on the history of anthracite coal mining industries and
technology. It features a diverse collection of tools, machinery and photographs
that depicts the mining of hard coal. Information on Centralia's history
is available at the museum. Located about 2 miles south of
Centralia PA in Ashland.
Pioneer Coal Mine & Anthracite
19th and Oak Streets, Ashland
Tours April through November
Nestled in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania is one of
the states best kept secrets, Knoebels Amusement Park. Located near
Elysburg PA in a large wooded valley Knoebels is rich in amusement history with
a very diverse collection of old favorites intermingled with the newer rides and
attractions of today.
Through the use of
Nitrogen-Enhanced foam the Pinnacle mine fire was extinguished by Cummins
Industries, Inc. Cummins proposes to tackle the Centralia Mine fire and
bring an end to the
40 plus year fire.