|Brutus of the Popeye The Sailor comics.|
|Popeye and Olive Oyl.|
|Big Brutus off in the distance.|
|Big Brutus watching over the museum.|
|This is the electric cable used to power the big fellow.|
|You can just about see two people approaching Brutus.|
Shows how small they are or how large he is.
- Bucyrus Erie model 1850B
- largest electric shovel in the world
- 16 stories tall (160 feet)
- weight 11 million pounds
- boom 150 feet long
- dipper capacity 90 cu. yds (by heaping, 150 tons
- — enough to fill three railroad cars.)
- maximum speed .22 MPH
- cost $6.5 million (in 1962)
Find out more about Big Brutus on his website at http://www.bigbrutus.org/.
|Here they are walking by one of the tracks.|
The tracks are taller than a tall person.
|Here's a man standing in the shovel.|
|Here's me standing next to the shovel.|
|Standing under the back looking straight up.|
Looks like there is a walkway at the top.
|Standing under the boom.|
|Underneath Big Brutus.|
|Interesting fact about the tracks.|
|Could call him "Big Foot".|
|The inside is full of portals like being in a submarine.|
|Many of these portals lead into unlit caverns.|
Wonder if there are lost souls in there?
|Panoramic view of the motor and gear room.|
|Apparently you could go out onto the boom at one time.|
|I wonder if that little block is a wheel chock?|
|Three head drill bit.|
|Dragline engine room.|
|The drivers seat.|
|View from the drivers seat.|
|Inside the museum.|