Today, my dad and I went to the 2008 annual convention of the Historical Construction Equipment Association. We were impressed with the quantity and quality of the machinery on active display: steam shovels, dozers, graders, crawlers, scrapers, cranes, steamrollers, and a bunch of other old but well-maintained construction equipment. I’m talking dozens of massive machines – not just sitting there, but working!
This year’s convention is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania and runs through August 10, 2008. If you are within driving distance and think smoke-belching, earth-shaking construction equipment is fun stuff, don’t miss it. There’s still time to go.
If you can’t make it, I took some photos for you. Not quite the real thing, but better than nothing.
Update: I have posted a video of a Type B Erie steam shovel - the one pictured above – and it’s in action! Don’t miss it.