Vintage heavy equipment

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

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...

The last remaining Marion model 362

By HCEA Canada Pictured here is the last remaining Marion model 362 stripping shovel on display near Forestburg, Alberta in 2010.  One of 47 units built,...

Caterpillar Sixty pulling Euclid scrapers

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in the early 1930s are three Euclid scrapers in action. Pulled by a Caterpillar Sixty crawler tractor, these 1 cubic-metre capacity units...

International TD 18 crawler tractor

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in the mid-1940s is an International TD 18 crawler tractor hauling more than 20 sleighs of pulp wood for the...

Caterpillar DW 21 motor scraper

Pictured here in the mid-1950s is a Caterpillar DW 21 motor scraper at work on a section of Highway 401 in the Belleville, Ontario...

Toronto Subway construction

Pictured here in September 1949 is the opening ceremony for the start of the long-awaited Toronto Subway. The subway idea had been floated since...

International Harvester TD 24 bulldozer

Pictured here in 1955 is an International Harvester TD 24 bulldozer engaged in a heavy logging operation on Vancouver Island.  Popular in the rugged mountains...