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Leitch Collieries Coal Mine

Image Number: WH-1680025
Title: Leitch Collieries Coal Mine
Date: [ca. 2014]
Photographer / Illustrator: Wilson Hui Calgary, Alberta
Remarks: Leitch Collieries operated in the Crowsnest Pass during the early 1900's. Like most coal mines in Alberta, the switch to oil, natural gas and diesel for heating and as a transportation fuel led to its eventual demise and shutdown. Leitch Collieries was quite advanced in its operation during its time and had automated quite a lot of its processes using steam power.
Subject(s): Alberta, Coal Mine, Crowsnest Pass, Rocky Mountains