Skip Car And Headframe Demonstration (Video)

In this video we are at the Laws Railroad Museum And Historic Site on 5-1-2019 for a demonstration of the operation of a mine shaft and head frame. Jay demonstrates how the skip car is pulled up the shaft by a winch powered by a vintage 4 cylinder Wisconsin gas engine. The car is lowered back into the shaft and controlled by a brake. This is a replica of an actual head frame that was in use at a gold mine in Marble Canyon.

YouTube video courtesy of Tom Wigren: Mine Exploration and Hiking