Ray's Hobbies
The Silver Spade

The Silver Spade was one of 3 shovels that worked the coal mines of Ohio. The others were The Gem of Egypt and The Mountaineer. The Silver Spade worked it's life within 45 miles of our home so spending time watching it work was a favorite past-time for Ray. Ray also is a member of the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park (HCRHP) which tried to save the Silver Spade when it met it's demise. Although it was impossible to save the last of the great shovels, the group did receive the cab, some cable, track pads, a swing gear, and cable sheves. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

Silver Spade

Silver Spade Spade Spade
Spade Spade Spade Cab

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