While wandering, aimlessly it seems at times, Q and I are always excited when we come across something grand in nature and with a historical significance. Well, imagine our shock when our wandering through the Crowsnest Pass near the Alberta/B.C. border revealed a relic of yesteryear, still magnificent and shadowing its surroundings except for the mountains themselves.
Lee standing underneath the Titan
For 25 years the Terex Titan would hold the title as the world’s largest truck. Built by the General Motors-owned Terex during the decline of the coal industry in 1973, this one and only prototype would become the lone behemoth built for hauling raw materials in the coal industry as fuel prices rocketed. Constructed for and sold to Kaiser Steel, it was used in California for a few years before being moved, piece by piece by train to the town of Sparwood, British Columbia. It worked in the service…
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