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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Below it was mentioned about the Silver Spade being scrapped. I found some interesting pictures of it being moved across a highway. Seems like a big shame it no longer exists.


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Was that the one that caught fire?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That would keep a guy with a cutting torch busy for awhile.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I looked that up in a book I have.. no it wasn't the Silver Spade that burned it was the Marion 6360 "The Captain" that burned on Sept. 9, 1991 thought to have been caused by a hydraulic leak ignited by electrical panels.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

that's impressive.

those pictures really put it's size in perspective.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got to see the Silver Spade and some of the others in action when i was a kid. you know the , Mountaineer, Gem of Egypt, may of been some others too. they all worked in the Cadiz area.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wasn"t there a dragline known as "Big Muskie" used in that same area?? Was blown up when starting to scrap,I recall.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:49 am    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've nrver heard or seen it. What state is it in. Very impressive machinery.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

the Big Muskie was the one i couldn't think of.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wasn't it worth like $2 million in scrap?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Google "Big Hog". Bucyrus Erie 3850-B. It was the world's largest for a while. But it wasn't scrapped, it was buried on-site, in a hole it dug for itself...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Prety impressive.. my FIL has laid many a bead across "Big Hog"'s steel in his days at Sinclair. I work at the TVA Paradise Steam Plant about 1 mile where she was buried.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: More on scrapping old equipment Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes it was. A local mining museum raised 2.3 million, but Consolidated still wouldn't let them have it. I sure would like to hear their side, cuz they went to a lot of extra trouble to be mean and standoffish
 
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