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
- CAT 955 bulldozer
- CAT D8 bulldozer
- Vintage Army dump truck
See them all in my HCEA 2008 photostream.