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Burlington Northern freight train symbol 74 at Kleenburn, WY

Burlington Northern freight train symbol 74 at Kleenburn, WY

Coal mining in the Kleenburn area started in 1894. At one time there were 20 small underground mines. Surface mining started at the Big Horn mine in 1962. In the early 70s the Big Horn Coal mine near Kleenburn was still loading about three unit trains of rough 60 cars each per week. However production declined during the late 70s to 106,000 tons in 1979 and was down to 43,000 tons in 1989. The Big Horn Coal mine officially shut down in 2000 and reclamation work began. Disk 80