The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


The big 26 cubic yard capacity shovel was down when we were up there, due to a blown main engine. This is a photo of the engine on this machine, but I don't know if this is the replacement or the damaged one. This engine provides all the power for this shovel; it looks like there are sixteen (16!) cylinders on it, and you can see how big it is comparing it to the truck to the left. I don't think it would fit under the hood of that truck... Taken in January 2000.



 John Lansford
30 January 2000