Larrabee Railroad Image Collection




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David Larrabee Collection

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1890c MEC Marion Shovel at work 002


No info with this large 8x11 cabinet photo. It looks like an 7 or 8 man crew are working on this dig. Two things that strike me are the track sections that this shovel is running on. Inching this thing along must require most of the crew energy to move the track components from the back of the shovel to the front and reset the stabilizers. On the rise in the back ground it looks like there are stacks of ties drying. A google search for this company brings up a lot of info & photographs. Founded in 1884 as the Marion Steam Shovel Company‘s Model #91 was a big player on the Panama Canal dig. It became the Marion Power Shovel Company in 1946 and was taken over by Dresser Industries in 1977. /DL

Broad Creation Date

ca. 1890


Marion; Model 91



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