Vintage heavy equipment

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

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...

Wabco Haulpak 85-C haul truck

Pictured here in 1973 is a Wabco Haulpak 85-C haul truck at work in Temagami, Northern Ontario.  The Sherman Iron Ore Mine was in full...

Demolition of the Bayview Bridge

Pictured here in 1961 is the demolition of the Bayview Bridge in Toronto. The Bayview bridge was built in 1929 by the North York Township...

Caterpillar Sixty handling a Russell pull grader

Pictured here in the 1930s is a Caterpillar Sixty crawler on roadbuilding duty, handling a Russell pull grader in Manitoba during the Great Depression.  Asphalt roads...

Marion walking dragline

Pictured here in 1961 is a Marion walking dragline removing overburden at a coal surface mining operation near Estevan, Saskatchewan.  As can been seen in the photo, the Great...

Steam powered concrete pavers

Pictured here in 1912 are two steam powered dry batch concrete pavers at work in the Town of Oakville, Ontario. The department of highways...