While up in the Coal Region area yesterday, I came across these HUGE earth/coal hauling trucks. They are known as “Yukes” in this area. They are massive! Notice the driver at the lower left compared to the truck.
A better look at this truck. What they were doing here was reclaiming the Land that once was a “Strip Mine” years ago. A “Stripie” as they are called is a big hole in the ground used to mine Coal from the near surface. When all the Coal was taken out, it was left as it was. A big huge scar in the earth! Now, slowly, the Land is being filled in to help Mother Nature grow, that was once a waste land.
There are a number of “Stripie Mines” that are still left over from long ago. A good portion of them are full of water and can be more than…
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