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Rail Digger(?)

CopyrightEdge Light Transit
Taken10 May 2008
LocationThrelkeld Quarry
CameraFuji Finepix S3500


Posted by Andy Baldock on January 4 2010 at 02:53

Hi, This is an Eimco loading shovel, and was probably used for tunnelling, since it is rail mounted. The broken rock was scooped up in the bucket, which then rocked rapidly over the machine and dumped the material in a truck behind. They also came with tracks for mucking out larger areas.

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