History Challenge

This Marion 7400, along with another marion dragline, is said to have worked in the late fifties (1959) helping to widen the suez canal.. At some point after this, the draglines were bought by Ambrosia Coal, and brought back to the United States. They ended up in Pennsylvania stripping coal .Apparently, at some point, the other machine was cut up, and this one was left sitting in a field near the Ohio/ Pennsylvania border.

After a week of searching , I haven't been able to find any pictures taken during their time in the suez. Since I'd really like to see a picture of this machine working on the canal, I decided to ask YOU, if you know where I might find such a picture. If you think you might have an answer, please contact me at: stripmine.att.net

Photos by Jeff Solley


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