Vintage

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

A Caterpillar 977 crawler loader in 1962

Pictured here in 1962 is a new Caterpillar 977 crawler loader owned by A. Cope & Sons, a contractor based in Hamilton and Sarnia,...

Montreal snow clearing in 1953

Pictured here in 1953 is a Sicard snow blower clearing snow on Frontenac Street in Montreal, Quebec. With an average snowfall in Montreal of...

Link-Belt K 365 model cable shovel 

Pictured here in 1951 is a Link-Belt K 365 model cable shovel at work preparing a site for a subway station in Toronto.  Work had...

Dundas Street construction in 1926

Pictured here in 1926 is a crushing operation during the construction of the Dundas Street, (# 5 Highway) through Nelson Township in Southern Ontario.  James Franceschini immigrated...

Eaton Centre construction

Pictured here in 1977, construction of the first phase of Toronto’s Eaton Centre reached completion. The demolition of the old Eaton store at Yonge...

Northwest Series II Model 9570

Pictured here in 1969 is a Northwest Series II Model 9570 cable-controlled backhoe owned by Leo Contracting Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario.  This job involved installing...

I-H TD 9 crawler tractor

Pictured here in 1953 is an I-H TD 9 crawler tractor equipped with a Malo brand overhead loader attachment at work in the Hamilton,...

Ontario highway 401 construction

As early as 1939, the planning stage was in the works for the 401 Highway, but the Second World War delayed construction until the...