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Cable Shovels, Draglines and Backhoes

This gallery of equipment images is designed to help you identify common types of cable-operated excavators, both past and present.

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Railroad shovel: 1883 Barnhart Style A, built by Marion Steam Shovel Company. The first power shovels traveled on rails and were powered by steam. The boom swung roughly 90 degrees left or right.
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