Vintage heavy equipment

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

E & E Seegmiller’s Erie B steam shovel

Pictured here in 1929 is an E & E Seegmiller Ltd. Erie B steam shovel at work in the Kitchener, Ontario area.  Twin brothers, Edgar...

A Bucyrus Erie truck crane at work in 1967

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in 1967 is a Bucyrus Erie truck crane on demolition duty in St. Thomas, Ontario. Although the wrecking ball was commonplace on demolition sites in...

Lorain Model MC 8150 mobile crane

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in 1970, is a Lorain Model MC 8150 mobile crane on bridge construction duty in Southern Ontario. Although setting precast concrete...

The Champion gravel plant from Dominion Road Machinery

By HCEA Canada Pictured here in 1915 is a 'Champion' gravel plant in operation in Huron County, Ontario. Colborne Township had contracted Boss & Brazier Ltd....

Here are 13 vintage heavy equipment photos from HCEA Canada’s collection

HCEA Canada’s annual Wheels & Tracks in Motion event recently returned to the Simcoe County Museum. Each year in June, more than 60 pieces of historical...

RD8 Caterpillar at work in BC

Pictured here in 1939 is an RD8 Caterpillar at work logging north of Campbell River, British Columbia.  As early as 1918, Bendickson Logging was active in...

A steam shovel with a unique attachment

Pictured here in June of 1922 is a steam shovel equipped with a unique attachment. Upgrades to the Toronto street car tracks were underway which meant the existing...

Marion Model 21 three-quarter yard steam shovel

Pictured here in the 1920s is a Marion Model 21 three-quarter yard steam shovel at work in Brantford, Ontario. Johnson Bros. Co. Ltd. started with horses...