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 Post subject: OVCC builds PREMIERE WORKING DISPLAY nearPitts, Pa Aug 8-10
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:19 am 
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23rd Annual Historical Construction Equipment Association International Convention & Old Equipment Exposition

Date: August 8-10, 2008


Ohio Vintage Coal will have its premiere working rail haulage display

FIRST IN THE COUNTRY- - - The rail line will be a demonstration track with a working narrow gauge locomotive & dump cars interacting with power shovels

Any questions send us a PM

THE SHOW IS THE LARGEST DIGGING SHOW in the United States
complete with lots of surface mining equipment

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Location: National Pike Steam, Gas, & Horse Association Grounds.

:arrow: NEAR PITTSBURGH
US Route 40. 4 miles West of Brownsville or 20 Miles East of Washington, PA

Show Contacts:Lou McMaster 724-356-2307 or Bob Kelly 724-796-1377

PHOTO LINKhttp://www.nesys.org/HCEA/Brownsville.html

Several of our members have attended this show & EVERYONE comes back saying:
BEST WORKING INTERACTIVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT SHOW IN THE COUNTRY :!:

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The last time I was there they gave my wife so much attitude I'll never go back...and she can operate better then they can

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They let us operate all kind of equipment with no problems. . . weird.

Well if you guys change your mind you are more then welcome to operate our equipment that will be there :D

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pete, i'm trying to work something out..

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You better make it. . . we need someone to test the track construction :lol: :lol: we know if it can hold up to one of the Anty mine AMR boyz we are good to go.

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yea, if we dont knock it off the rails there its been tested good! although we havent derailed anything at lackawanna yet.......

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:) Thanks for the offer rail haulage miners...I hope you have a good time at the show...that will be a cool display..look foward to seeing some pics

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What kinds of equipment are you guys bringing down?

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Well we are bringing a surprise anniversary locomotive (hint built in Pa.)

We are getting the final touches completed this week.

A side dump car that has been rebuilt in our shop as well as regauged.

A rare original wood style rock car used in deep mines in Western Pa in the Bituminous fields

A complete rail line which we are driving all the rail & supplies out on Sunday (3rd) & constructing it on the same day.

Our display booths & exhibits.

SHOULD BE LOTS OF FUN :D

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Nice, this sounds exciting! I'd love to see the pictures of this one!

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looking forward to some pics... I'm gonna sit home next weekend...not rollin any iron to a show till after labor day

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Well we are back home & dead tired.

The last week we were pulling off (7) 21 hour days to get everthing completed

The only thing we can all say that attended was WOW.

:D The weather was perfect

:D The attendence was 3 times the projected estimated 25,000-30,000 people

:D The best show we have ever attended.

Give us a little time we took 3 GB of pictures and movies to share with everyone.

Special thanks to everyone ( a long list that will be added soon)

:shock: The best part was our working display was in the grand central station area front row center with the shovels.

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yo, thats some great pictures you just added! seriously i think this is the best diverse equipment demonstration i have ever seen. with all that vintage equip, that is really something. really wish we could have made it out there to see in person i bet it was just that much better.

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I would have to agree, that is really a very complete fully operational display. Bulldozers, shovels, ore cars, rail, and the rest. Very impressive shots... And to think you guys built the track just for the display.

For those who haven't seen the photos, see pictures here...

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... hp?t=19691


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Building the track was just as bad as just transporting everything there. We had (2) guys laying & spiking the rail & one other bolt it together with that crew we can do about 100 ft an hour completed. The track was built as 42" gauge but now with a talk of expansion by the group hosting the show we will more than likely change the gauge to 36". We happen to have several more gas/ diesel powered locomotives to choose from. This was a test track to see how everyone would like it & the responses back from the H.C.E.A. have been great as well as all of yours. :D

We also have lots of pictures of all the surface mining working exhibits. We can post one more bank of pictures if everyone wants to see them.
We are primarily deep miners but I do have to say that is some cool equipment.

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