Vintage heavy equipment

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

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...

American Model 750 cable shovel

Pictured here in the late 1950s is an American Model 750 cable shovel loading pit run gravel near Caledon, Ontario.  Owned by Franceschini Bros. Construction...

Champion crawler grader

Pictured here in the early 1930s is a Champion crawler grader on demonstration clearing snow in Goderich, Ontario, where it was manufactured by Dominion...

Toronto’s Yonge Street subway

Pictured here in the fall of 1950 is a Northwest model 25 cable backhoe at work on Toronto's Yonge Street subway.  Work had commenced the...