Today was my road trip to Centralia. It was amazing. More about Centralia in a later post, but let’s talk about the St. Nicholas Coal Breaker. According to Wiki, the facility was the world’s largest of its kind. The hulking monster of a plant could produce 25,000 tons of coal per day. It was replaced in 1972 by a newer, smaller unit (still 7 stories high) and the building has since been abandoned.
It was cold today and didn’t get many photos of Centralia. But this place had the spotlight. Since it was cold, we didn’t stay too long, but I plan on going back in the spring and doing some more exploration. And going inside. It’s about time I pop my urbex/abandonment cherry in the area that inspired my love for urban & abandoned photography.
The northeastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal region fascinates me to no end and I am planning an expansive trip in the spring that will stretch from Shamokin to Hazleton and will cover all towns in between. I am very excited.