For a photograph of double-jack steel driving at a contest, 1907, see
Other pictures of double-jack steel driving:
For a photograph of triple-jack steel driving, ca 1928, see
Notice the precarious situation of the shaker.
For a photograph of mechanical drilling, ca 1902, see
Other photographs of mechanical drilling:
(Note "steels" resting against tunnel wall.)
begins a series of six large, high-quality mining photographs from ca 1893. Some of these show hand or mechanical drilling or both.
Another series of six begins at
This set includes a wonderful photograph of a triple-jack team drilling straight up!
Another great series of four begins at
In one of these you see the muckers at work along with two triple-jack drilling teams. Another shows muckers and a man breaking rocks with a sledge hammer. In American railroad tunnel building, steel drivers got paid much more than muckers.
The "collectbritain" site may have more drilling photographs. I find it very difficult to navigate. However, I think that if you go to
and put "mine" in the box at the upper right, then search, you will get links to most of them.