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Monday, August 28, 2006

Big Brutus

This past weekend we took a short little family trip. Cody's friend got married in Wichita, KS, so we drove up there, and on the way back took a little field trip. We stopped by to see "Big Brutus", an ENORMOUS steam shovel used in the 1960's and 70's. It used enough electricity to run a city of 15,000. Pretty amazing.





Cody(white dot down at the bottom) standing inside of one of the crawlers





Going up the stairs to check out the inside



Standing inside the bucket (dipper)







Mr. Operator










Cody standing next to the dipper

6 comments:

KAT said...

WOW! what was that used for?

kerrimoriah said...

It was built for a coal mining company, (although it wasn't used to dig coal). They used it to lift overburden... and it could hold 150 tons of it!

Anonymous said...

What is overburden?

Anonymous said...

What is overburden?

kerrimoriah said...

I think it's just mostly the dirt

Anonymous said...

I just showed the pictures to Gordon, he was so excited, he wants to go and visit it now.