| November/December 1989

  • Eric Steam Shovel

    Dorothy Yagodich

  • Eric Steam Shovel

RD 2, Box 399 Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022

This Model B-2 Eric Steam Shovel can be seen on the grounds of the National Pike Steam, Horse and Gas Engine Show near Brownsville, PA. See Dean Redds story in this issue. Photo by Dorothy Yagodich.

The day started out as a cold chilly November 26,1984 as we proceeded with our arrangements to go to Grampion, Pennsylvania, 125 miles, to Clearfield County.

The location of the precious Erie Steam Shovel Model B-2.

We found this jewel about two years prior and finally talked the owner into parting with it. The Erie had not been operated for about 38 years and was in an old strip mine operation, about one quarter mile off the main road, on top of a mountain. Trees had almost engulfed the Model B-2 and it had sunk into the earth up to the axles.

It involved two long days of cutting brush, trees, etc. to get back to it, as well as filling in many large water holes for passage with the lowboy.