Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Old and New

Peering in through the fences and into the parking lots at both ends of Halifax today, I was rewarded with views of the old and the new.

At Halterm container terminal in the south end, this new truck had arrived by rail and hadn't been unloaded yet.

Hyduke Energy Services Inc of Edmonton, designs, builds and services all kinds of gear for well driving all around the world. They build for harsh environments including tropical and arctic.

Meanwhile in the north end at the Fairview Cove terminal this ancient Bucyrus-Erie crane sits on a float trailer.

 Bucyrus Steam Shovel Co and Erie Steam Shovel Co merged in 1923, and the name was prominent in mining, construction, dredging and other shovel type work, eventually taking over Ohio based rival Marion in 1997. Through several ups and downs, the company was bought out by Caterpillar in 2011 but still exists. The 71-B model, one of its most popular, dates from the 1950s and 1960s.


1 comment:

  1. Hey Mac
    Did you know these were built under license in New Glasgow NS by Maritime Steel? There is a nicely restored unit at the NS Mus. of Industry in Stellarton. I think they stopped before this model was built as it looks a little newer and of a heavier capacity. If you drive by check it out.