1922 Erie Model “B” Steam Shovel at HCEA Canada’s 2014 “Last Blast” event at the Simcoe County Museum near Barrie, Ontario.
The Canopy was off, so you cold see a lot more then usual when you see a steam shovel operating. I tried to get both sides and zoom in on the controls and mechanics to give a better idea of how it works.
HCEA Canada has regular events if you’d like to see this and other machines in action: Two at The Simcoe County Museum are on their site, and, while they have a presence at many steam shows, I believe they have a larger presence at the Blyth Steam Show.
Simcoe County Museum: