Bucyrus Erie 1450 SLIDE-IN

Dave's Note:
The under-carriage and part of the boom of the Marion 101 shovel.

Photo's and details by: Fred Monger

 It took about a year to get the boom cleared away, and the highwall blasted and dug out so that the machine house was more level. It was determined that the machine had one viable MG set left, and managed to get the propel motors connected to it and a makeshift control system working. It was over a year later that the remaining machine house actually walked out of the pit under it’s own power, to a parking area next to the haul road, where it was eventually scrapped.