The Bucyrus Steam Shovels

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Culebra Cut
Panama Canal - 1910

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Culebra Cut
Panama Canal

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Utah Copper
Bingham Canyon

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Consolidated Copper

The 95-ton Bucyrus Steam Shovels made the building of the Panama Canal possible.  After the Canal was finished the shovels were shipped to other places in the United Statesmostly to mining areas.   At the Smithsonian Exhibit "Let the Dirt Fly" the bucket from a Bucyrus 95-ton shovel is on display.  This is one that was used during Canal construction. The serial numbers were used to determine that fact.  The one on display was found in Montana.

Photos courtesy of the Bucyrus Company (thanks, Dave Lang!)

February 22, 2000

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