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I worked the summer of '75 on the Alcan for Lobe Construction of Whitehorse, on a road job from Marsh Lake To Carcross Corner. The camp was set up at M.P. 895, in the middle of the job. This is my ford 4x4 and a thirty-six ft. house trailer northbound at Muncho Lake. The first crossing into Yukon, north of Fireside, BC Junk Along The Alcan (after Hank Thompson's country song).
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This is at Johnson's Crossing (M.P. 837) It's abandoned equipment from the original project I suppose.
More abandoned equipment, including an old "H" series Cummins . Loiselle Transport southbound up the hill at M.P.558 The famous sign-post at Watson Lake.
The Great River Divide, at M.P.722.


VARIOUS BORROW PITS ALONG THE JOB


Albert Vaillancourt with Lobe's '70(?) Diamond T. We're on our way to do a crusher move. Coming down from the borrow pit.
Note the D-8 behind the crusher. The 8 is attached to the crusher by a heavy sling. Note the "D" sign on the T's bumper! It's acting as an anchor for the "T" This is at MP 770 - Morley Lake.
Old Claude walking on an "8".This guy was a top-notch skinner. Fourteen feet wide, 108,000#, ready to shoot the bridge at Teslin. Northbound to Teslin. Albert is in front because he had the sign.
Conveyer. When Lobe did a crusher move, they did it oil-patch style, which meant nobody slept until the move was finished. Bucket and blade Various parts (13 wide)
Cedar Rapids crusher At Kluane Lake, MP 1053 with a Cat 966, a dozer blade and a-frame. Spotting a crusher.
Heading in to a pit. Up and running and stockpiling. I was the only truck on the job with a winch, so I had to do all the lowbed work, wherever and whenever.
I had to move two D-8s from one end of the job to the other every day. I was expected to load most of the machinery by myself,so that's what I'm doing, loading an 8. Note the ram hanging down. Micky Miller, the camp mechanic, loading a Cat 631 scraper.
631's were easy to tie down (as were D-8's) The operator of this 631 was coming down from a borrow pit, and he hit another 631 heading up to the pit. They had to take both his legs. Moving a Cat 12 grader.
Moving the airtrac (used to drill for blasting). With the compressor tagging along behind, I had to take it pretty easy. Blasting at MP 882. The truck in the foreground belonged to Henning Bros. from Grande Prairie. Cat DW-21 sheepsfoot packer.
If a machine was available, I'd dig a little pit to sit the beavertail in to make loading a little easier. Moving the Koehring dragline on the jobsite. The track locks had a fair amount of slack in them, and as you entered a curve, the old girl would roll to one side and the tracks scuffed the ground on the low side a couple of times. There was no way I could upset, but it sure focused your attention.
They hatched an 8 on their crushing job at Mp1217. I'm just east of Haines Jct here, heading up with a replacement. While I was away, my wife gave birth to my son in the bedroom of our little house trailer back at the camp. Here I am southbound with the dead 8. Believe it or not I sucked that machine up over the beavertails with my little Tulsa 20 ton winch and never bust anything. Note the loon s***t on the cab.
They decided to give me a pilot car for the dead 8. I guess you don't need one for one that runs. I barely got going and this guy put her to the mat and was gone! When I got to Destruction Bay at MP 1083, I caught up to him. he was "heavily engaged" already, so I had a bite to eat and left without him. About 45 minutes later, he shot by me again, but not for long. He ran smack into the back of a pickup with a camper on. It looked like someone threw a stick of dynamite inside it. The pilot car had a 45 gal. drum of gas in the box. He almost managed to get it inside the cab with him. Noeone was hurt, and I continued to 895 by myself. MP 1202. That's my oldest daughter, Karen, leaning on the post.
1400 gals. out of the bowser at the Beaver Creek Texaco for 1217. Another view at the Beaver Creek Texaco. On site at 1217 with Kaps, a heavy hauler from Edmonton.
This is a US Army equipment ID plate.
Hayes Clipper ("Hay-Mac") stinger



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