Vintage heavy equipment

Vintage heavy equipment and the historic construction sites the machines helped build.

1940s Euclid FD-series hauler works on Ottawa River dam project

Pictured here, in 1948, is a Euclid FD Series 20-ton rear-dump hauler at work on the Des Joachims Dam project on the Ottawa River...

1940s Northwest Model 80D crane working on Toronto’s subway system

The fall of 1950 saw the Toronto Transit Commission move forward with subway construction awarding a contract to the consortium of Pitts, Johnson, Drake...

1960s Allis-Chalmers 12G Series B crawler loader with side-dump bucket

Pictured here, in 1973, is an Allis-Chalmers 12G Series B crawler loader on-site in Oakville for King Paving & Materials Ltd. It is equipped...

Bucyrus-Erie Model 120-B cable shovel

Pictured here, in 1941, is a Bucyrus-Erie Model 120-B cable shovel that is loading waste-rock backfill at the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, B.C. In...

1939 Caterpillar RD8 crawler tractor on logging duty

Pictured here, in 1939, is a Caterpillar RD8 crawler tractor on logging duty near Campbell River, Vancouver Island. The configuration of this RD8 features a...

1921 Marion Model 21 gas-powered shovel

Pictured here, in 1921, is a Marion Model 21 gasoline-powered shovel that is trenching on a water main. Since backhoe (pull-shovel) attachments were in...

1930s Champion Portable Crushing Plant

By HCEA Canada Pictured here, in the early 1930s, is a Champion portable crushing plant loaded onto a flat railcar in Goderich, Ontario. Bound for...

Caterpillar D4 with an overshot attachment

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in the 1950s is a Caterpillar D4 crawler tractor equipped with an overhead (overshot) loader attachment. This rather cumbersome attachment was...