OT: Steam Shovels [Was: Re: using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration at the RICM]

Alexander Schreiber als at thangorodrim.ch
Thu Jun 18 18:15:14 CDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 08:25:46AM +0200, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 09:26:38PM +0200, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
> > 
> > That has been done before for production purposes. I kid you not.
> I believe you. I found this on youtube, looks like the have some sort of 
> generator or boiler external to the shovel. Perhaps it's compressed air?
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM2lmAjwVWs

It looks suspiciously like a compressed air hookup. The fact that there
is no visible steam "escaping" just reinforces that impression.

Kind regards,
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
 looks like work."                                      -- Thomas A. Edison

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