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Used to remove overburden to expose the coal seams in the Diplomat Mine. Retired in 1984. The large dipper bucket on the right is all that remains of the "Mr. Diplomat" shovel, the largest ever used in Canada. It was 30 cubic yards. The rest of the shovel which weighed over 1250 tons was cut up for scrap in 1984.
Waterfowl on the lake which supplies cooling water for the power plant on the Battle River near Forestburg. GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0440 (Macintosh) Panorama size: 1126 megapixels (53684 x 20988 pixels) Input images: 406 (29 columns by 14 rows) Field of view: 98.6 degrees wide by 38.5 degrees high (top=...