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    We were expecting a mom and pop operation with a hokey little tour. Both the train ride and mine tour were fun and informative. The tour of the mineshaft was very interesting. It was nice that it was about 50 degrees down there. The tour was led by a guy who used to work in a coal mine. He did a nice job explaining how the mine worked.

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    My grandfather worked in a coal mine for 40 years, so we took the opportunity to see what he went through. It does give you a real appreciation for what these men and very young boys went through.Wear a jacket and a hat or something as the mine is around 50°F, and there is some dripping water.The mine closed in the 30’s then reopened in 1962. Lots of history in the area. It’s well worth the time.

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    fantastic

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    Really interesting – both tunnel and train ride. Ashland has a nice little park adjoining the tunnel- great for a picnic and there are swings for the kids.

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    A up front look at an important part of American history. Knowledgeable and friendly guides. Well worth the stop while in this part of Pennsylvania.