Category Archives: Heavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment

Moving Mr. Tom

It was my assumption that pretty much any walking dragline once operating in the United States had been shuttered or scraped in the face of falling coal prices and changes in open pit mining. Gone for good were the days … Continue reading

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Nelson Wheel Loaders

Nelson Wheel Loaders From the lost and found file comes this very obscure Nelson wheel loader recently photographed by M.E. Folsom. Please enjoy his writeup of this unique brand. This machine was found near Gorham, New York in the Fingerlakes … Continue reading

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Rail Line Doings

I haven’t come across any interesting loads for Rail Car What Is It recently but I do have a few train related photos that I’m sure a few of you will enjoy. Below you see New Jersey Transit 4214 as … Continue reading

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Steiger Panther

For many years I labored under the delusion that the Steiger brand of tractors was some form of German import. I was surprised to learn that the nameplate actually originated in North Dakota in the 1950’s by brothers Douglas and … Continue reading

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Door for Scale

Please note the door behind this Cat 545D for scale so you can fully appreciate the size of this machine. Guess what? There is a model size up from this one! It must be a real joy to put chains … Continue reading

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Allis Chalmers HD11G Dozer

Okay, this is it! The very last posting EVER of Dobbins material…unless of course there is another auction in the future. Lurking in one of the larger builders, suspiciously clean I might ad, this Allis Chalmers HD11G dozer with 3 … Continue reading

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Rail Car What Is It?

It’s time for another edition of Rail Car What Is It? Unlike past entries, I’m not getting an aliens vibe from this piece of equipment. Instead, this one reminds of a giant device for making popcorn, similar to the ones … Continue reading

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Snow Pushers

Near the location of that Reo snowblower spotted in Geneva, NY a few months ago I also came across a few interesting loaders. The Hough H60 Payloader and the Dresser 530 next to it are descendents of the same heavy equipment … Continue reading

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Rail Tie Replacement

Living in the rail community that I do it’s a near crime that I don’t have more rail related material on this site. I’ll never reach the heights of seasoned train spotter but I hope this video makes up for … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Blade

In one of the most 80’s movies of all times Paul Hogan plays an Australian bush master Crocodile Dundee who through a series of events ends up in the Big Apple. This clash of culture and locals sets up a … Continue reading

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