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The Titan Webcam: Sparwood, British Columbia - OU08C1

 Have your photo taken with a Titan!

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N 49° 43.888' W 114° 53.058' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Webcam
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 10 August 2015
 Date Created: 10 August 2015
 Last Modified: 11 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU08C1

 


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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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The Titan Webcam: Sparwood, British Columbia

This OpenCaching North America Webcam Cache is focused on the Terex Titan, which once held the title of largest truck in the world. The Titan now sits on display outside the mining town of Sparwood, British Columbia. The webcam is not streamed live - instead, an image is captured and displayed every 60 seconds. You can view the current image at www.titancam.com/.

The Titan is located beside the Sparwood Visitor Center. There is free wi-fi available from the Visitor Centre, with decent signal at the truck, so it should be an easy task. The password for the wi-fi is listed on the back door of Visitor Centre closest to the truck. The refresh rate for the webcam is quite slow, so be prepared to stay more than a couple minutes to acquire the image.

 

Things you should know about the Truck

Height = 6.88m (22'7") Height With Box Raised = 17.07m (56')
Length = 20.09m (65'11") Width = 7.57m (24'10")
Weight = 260 tons Payload = 350 tons
http://www.sparwood.ca/visitors/terex-titan

About the Terex Titan (text taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terex_33-19_%22Titan%22, July 2015)

The Terex 33-19 "Titan" was a prototype off-highway, ultra class, rigid frame, three-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed by the Terex Division of General Motors and assembled at General Motors Diesel Division's London, ON, Canada assembly plant in 1973. Only one 33-19 was ever produced and it was the largest, highest capacity haul truck in the world for 25 years. After 13 years in service, the 33-19 was restored and is now preserved on static display as a tourist attraction in Sparwood, BC, Canada.

Terex put the 33-19 "Titan" into service with Kaiser Steel at its iron mine at Eagle Mountain, California, in January 1975.[7][8] The 33-19 "Titan" experienced frequent downtime, but over the course of its four years of service at the Eagle Mountain mine, the 33-19 "Titan" hauled approximately 3.5 million tons of earth.

In late 1978, the 33-19 "Titan" was sent to Kaiser Steel's mine at Sparwood, Canada. The mine was acquired from Kaiser Steel by B.C. Resources in 1980. When the mine was subsequently acquired by Westar Mining in 1983, the 33-19 "Titan" was repainted from its original Terex lime green livery to Westar Mining's blue and yellow livery. Shortly after, Westar Mining purchased the 33-19 "Titan" from General Motors for US$200,000 and $1 million of spare parts. During Westar Mining's ownership, the 33-19 "Titan" had an uptime rate of more than 70% and regularly hauled loads exceeding 350 short tons (320 t). Westar Mining retired the 33-19 "Titan" from service in 1991. After acquiring the Sparwood Mine in late 1992, Teck Corporation offered the 33-19 "Titan" for preservation as a public monument in 1993.

The Titan has a payload capacity of 350 short tons (320 t), a net vehicle weight of 509,500 pounds (231,100 kg) and a gross vehicle weight of 1,209,500 pounds (548,600 kg). Fully loaded, the Titan had a top speed of 29.8 mph (48.0 km/h) At the time of its construction in 1973, the Titan was the largest, highest payload capacity truck ever built. The Titan remained the highest capacity haul truck in existence for 25 years until the début of the 360-short-ton (330 t) payload capacity Caterpillar 797 in September 1998.

 

Logging Requirements

To log this cache, you must obtain a webcam screenshot of you at the posted coordinates. Any Found It logs without an accompanying webcam screenshot will be deleted.

While visiting the Titan, why not stop into the Visitor Centre and sign the Guest Book? It's also an OpenCaching North America Guest Book cache: Sparwood Visitor Centre Guest Book Cache - OU08B3

 

 

Our TitanCam visit 1 - click to visit the TitanCam

Our TitanCam visit 2 - click to visit the TitanCam

Big and Little the Titan Webcam

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