Fun stuff: Video of Type B Erie steam shovel in action!

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As an update to my previous post on the 2008 convention of the Historical Construction Equipment Association, I have posted an action-packed video of a Type-B Erie steam-powered shovel! Wait until you see this old beast belch steam and smoke and you hear it chug, clank, and huff and puff – it’s like stepping back in time. And it’s definately fun stuff!


I took this footage on 8 August 2008 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. (I also have footage of other equipment – dozers, draglines, trucks, shovels, and more. Let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll upload those, too.)

Update: I have uploaded the rest of my footage to flickr:

  • Thew “O” steam shovel
  • Dragline
  • CAT 955 bulldozer
  • CAT D8 bulldozer
  • Vintage Army dump truck

See them all in my HCEA 2008 photostream.