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Bucyrus Erie Shovel

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Dickie, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Dickie

    Dickie Active Member

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    Hello all, just got back from Atlin where there is a new molybdenum mine being opened up. The town has a (very) small heavy equipment museum, and this unit is the star of the exhibit. It's a (claimed) Bucyrus Erie 3/4 yard shovel, said to have been used on the construction of the Panama Canal before being disassembled and used on a claim. It was disassembled, dragged across two lakes by a Cat, and reassembled. Grains of salt provided; enjoy the photos.
     

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  2. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    Nice photos, Back then the operators were the hardest working guys on the crew.
     
  3. Dickie

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    Here is it's companion piece; slightly more 'character' and old-world charm. Bonus pic of a tractor I am VERY tempted to drag into the back of the truck... :D
     

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  4. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    Cool! That old 2 ton would be a kick to putt around on.