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    Default Steam Shovel Westwold BC 2011 Steam show

    This steam shovel was completely buried in a creek bed in the Cariboo where it was used for gold mining.
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    Default Re: Steam Shovel Westwold BC 2011 Steam show

    That is so cool.
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    Default Re: Steam Shovel Westwold BC 2011 Steam show

    Got to love the old steam machines. I would love to get a steam traction engine some day.
    One thing with steam engines is when you load them up them up they sound like they are saying "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" and won't give up.

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    Default Re: Steam Shovel Westwold BC 2011 Steam show

    Very cool!

    Reminds me of one of my favorite books as a kid, Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel.



    The same author, illustrator Virginia Lee Burton wrote another favorite, The Little House.




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    Default Re: Steam Shovel Westwold BC 2011 Steam show

    I loved that book also when I was a kid.
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    I doubt if many kids growing up now even know what a steam shovel is. End of social commentary.

    Really cool photos. Nice stuff.

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    I saw a documentary on the digging up of that shovel. If it wasnt that one it was a similar story.

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    Default Re: Steam Shovel Westwold BC 2011 Steam show

    Thanks for the images and the story. What a treat.

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