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Regina (train)

The Regina is a Swedish model of electric multiple unit passenger train, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. It is used by the national passenger railway SJ along with numerous regional and private operators, in variants designated X50, X51, X52, X53, X54 and X55, in two-, three-, four-carriage models; the Regina units are short trains built for regional service. The Regina is wider than other Swedish trains; the car body is built with only bolsters and coupler pockets made of mild steel. The length is 54 m, 80 m and 105 m, the capacity 165-294 seats. A variant of the Regina is used in China as the CRH1. Top speeds of various models range from 180 to 200 km/h; as part of the Gröna tåget project, a modified X52 train set the Swedish rail-speed record of 303 km/h on 14 September 2008. In late 2007 it was announced; these trains, designated X55, were delivered during 2011 and 2012, are used on the routes connecting Stockholm with destinations like Sundsvall and Falun, allowing the displaced X 2000 units to be used instead to lengthen the busy trains running to Gothenburg and Malmö.

These units are four-carriage trains with an on-board bistro. There is an option for another 20 units. List of high-speed trains China Railways CRH1 Regina official site Gröna tåget project Järnväg.net Regina page

Harrison County History of Coal Museum

The Harrison County History of Coal Museum known as the Puskarich Coal Museum, opened in May 1994 in Cadiz, Ohio in the lower level of the Puskarich Public Library. The museum is open during the libraries' normal business hours from Monday - Thursday 9:00-8:00, Friday 9:00-6:00, Saturday 9:00-5:00. Tours can be arranged by appointment. Admission is free of charge. Inside the coal museum, different displays and photographs of various mining memorabilia are available for viewing; the 99-seat theater offers film presentations of its history. Some of the topics featured are: Coal's geological history, the history of coal mining in the United States, how mines were built, coal in the environment and products with items ranging from insecticides made from creosote coal tar to moth balls, a distillate of coal tar. Coal samples depicting anthracite is displayed. Many of the displays were donated by area collectors as well as those associated with the mining industry. Elizabeth Reeb, a researcher-curator with the Ohio Historical Society, is responsible for many museum exhibits and photos.

The actual mining process with its machines and methods, a general history of the United Mine Workers of America and Safety are included here. Miners' tools, equipment are acquired for displays; the safety device display covers the gamut from the old-fashioned bird cage - when the death of the bird meant the presence of deadly gases - to today's self-contained rescuer kits with one-hour oxygen supply. The biggest display is a thirties-forty era Watt Car located in the centerpiece of the lobby area, it was donated to the museum by the Cravat Coal Company. It stands in front of a huge photo of the entrance to a deep mine; the museum's walls and ceiling are set in black to give the underground feel of a deep mine. Machines and equipment like the Silver Spade and Giant Earth Mover, a model of a surface mine operation are key components. Among the displayed pieces is a broken off "tooth" from the gigantic bucket of Consolidation Coal Company's Silver Spade and a section of the three-inch-thick electrical cable used to switch it on.

Harrison County was a top coal producing county in Ohio. The general history of mining in this county and Eastern Ohio is covered from Ida Mae Stull, nationally-recognized as the country's first woman coal miner, to the decline of the industry during the 1980s. Items from local mines are on display. Other displays include several watch fobs and now, representing various coal equipment companies; the old "company store" is featured with examples of merchandise and "scrip", both paper and metal. Besides the many books offered at the Puskarich Public Library, the library and coal museum offer videos about coal mining. Coal: the Inside Story Fighting Coal Mine Fires Mountaineer Prep Plant Big Muskie Last Pony Mine - Longwall Mining Marion Video The Other Half Speaks - Daron Coal Company/Atlas Power Company - Adventures in Strip-mining Common Ground Modern Mining Energy Under Ground - Y & O Coal Company Salute to the Giant Out of Darkness All About Coal History of Bucyrus Erie Strip-Mining Shovels Harrison County History of Coal Museum Kentucky Coal Education Mine Safety and Health Administration Women in Mining National Coal Mining Museum for England YouTube video of the Silver Spade