Hey everyone, thought I'd post some photos of what I've been up to. I'll kinda catch up a little, some of the first few are from the last outfit I worked for. I spent 2 years on this tunnel project, I started when I was halfway through my apprenticeship and journeyed out about 7 months before completion. When I started, we had just started digging the shaft. I was dispatched as an oiler/bellman for the Manitowoc 4100 in the pictures. That crane stayed at the TBM launch site for about 8 months, just long enough to get both TBM's launched and tunneling. I then followed that crane as it moved to our laydown yard where I spent about a year building truckloads of materials to keep the job running. Everything that job required, for the most part, came through the yard. I could start to explain the intricate details of tunneling but it would take me too long. Simply put, when things were wide open, it took myself and 4 other guys going 50 hours a week to keep things rolling up to the job. I got my CDL 2 months after I was moved to the yard and spent my fair share behind the wheel of our truck. First picture is my crane setup as a Series III Ringer, 300 ton in this configuration. This crane would flat stick 118,000 pounds, no BS. Our biggest picks were right around 300,000 pounds, most were in the 100K range putting the TBM pieces into the shaft. It spent the majority of it's time at the yard setup as an SII crawler, 230 ton in that mobile configuration. Second photo is the crane broken down leaving for the yard. Tracks eventually came off, carbody spins 90 degrees, lash it down and hit the road. 3rd and 4th photos are of the TBM trailing gear. About 400 feet in length per machine, everything needed to keep that machine pushing through the ground and building rings.