Morning Show at the Coal Mine
Luke and I headed out to the Atlas Coal Mine today (July 18).
When we arrived, they told us to "dress the part" and handed us some coveralls (the result can be seen in the picture above).
Bob Moffat, who has first hand experience down in the mine, took us on a tour. He gave us some background knowledge and had some neat info.
One of the neatest things I found is when Bob told us to turn out our lights in the mine. The darkness in the mines is so absolute, that our eyes wouldn't adjust, we stood in the dark for a few minutes, and I couldn't see my hand after two minutes any better than I could when we shut the lights off.
Bob told us some stories, and then sent us ahead to the top of the tipple. As we pushed through the curtain to the end of the tunnel Jenn Balderston (from the Atlas Coal Mine) scared Luke and he screamed.
We went and took the train tour next and Luke drove the train. He did pretty well actually.
Luke introduced a train tour as well, telling some guests about how the different machines worked (he had no idea about any of them). He improved pretty well through I'll give him that. Maybe a 7/10 for how well he did.
I learned a lot at the coal mine today and really enjoyed myself. Thanks Luke for letting me tag along on the morning show and thanks to our amazing hosts at the coal mine for having Drum FM out there!
Talk to you soon!