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 Post subject: Some what rail related but a fascinating bit of history
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:24 am 

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Ever wonder how one of those massive strip mine shovels was built? An incredible look into America's former industrial might


http://www.stripmine.org/5760_slideshow.htm

Hal R.
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 Post subject: Re: Some what rail related but a fascinating bit of history
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:40 am 

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FYI, Marion got merged into Bucyrus, who in turn was acquired by CAT. Marion is the outfit who was prime contractor on the transporter for the Saturn rockets.

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 Post subject: Re: Some what rail related but a fascinating bit of history
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:41 am 

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I have been thru Marion, Ohio many times when Power Shovel was going strong. The buildings stretched from one end of town to the other end. I also worked for Dresser Industries who aquired Power Shovel in the late '70s. The Space shuttle crawler/transporter was made in Marion, Ohio. Quite impressive when you are up close to the transporter.


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