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What a Dump: 1941

What a Dump: 1941

        Dart truck with Hercules dump body; Bucyrus-Erie 54-B electric shovel.

August 1941. "Loading dump truck with iron ore at the Albany mine, Hibbing, Minnesota. Use of trucks was initiated in this mine two years ago and railroad tracks removed; trucks were found more economical and can climb the steep grade in much shorter time." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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The moment I saw this picture, I couldn't stop myself, climbing the attic and open the box of Dinky Toys, me and my brother used to play with in the fifties of the previous century. And, yes, I found the ones I remembered: the Euclid Rear Dump Truck and the Blaw Knox Bulldozer!

How Steep? Pretty Darn Steep

Some perspective on just how deep that mine was (now underwater) with a view of some of the rail tracks on the far right.

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