The Light of Day

Everyone likes a good barn find story but what about a mine find story? You’re looking at a Euclid R35 that has rarely seen the light of day. For decades this truck toiled inside Danby Quarry, the world’s largest underground marble mine found in the Dorset Mountain of Vermont. Twisting over one and a half miles into the earth this mine has been producing high quality marble for over a century and currently has the capacity to produce up to 4,000 feet of slabs per day.

By now it’s probably dawned upon you how large this Danby Quarry really is if a R35 has the room to operate in there. If you haven’t already checked out the link near the top of this page to see more photos of the mine and equipment at work I suggest that you do. You’ll be amazed.

Now that Euc has been set free from the marble pit it resides just over the border in the capable hands of our friend Clarence. Below are some photos of the truck as it made it’s way home.

A few weeks back we took a look at some Detroit Diesel V-12 powered Euclid/Terex scrapers at a local auction. If you watched any of the videos you know how loud and smokey these engines are. I hope hearing protection was mandatory in the mine as this old beast is packing the same engine. I can’t image how loud it must have been in the confined hallways one mile into the earth!

The truck fired right up after a fresh set of batteries were installed. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

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One Response to The Light of Day

  1. Al Lindner says:

    What a great engine the old 2cycle Jimmie!
    Parts were cheap, easy to work on and they wouldn’t die!
    Fast forward to today’s emission laden garage queens, where you spend more time identifying emission issues than you do actually doing your job.
    Thanks for your great site and posting the great features you do!

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