Popular Post 41chevy Posted April 24, 2012 Popular Post Share Posted April 24, 2012 Went the old Colonial Sand Mine today to pick up the bidding papers and view the removal job for the former Colonial / Maccormack / Metropoliian sand mine in Port Washington / Roslyn. A few old drag units,misc equipment and the remains of a processing building and a transfer building to the conveyor belt tunnel. All be abandoned since the early 90's.Sa a SAND MINERS MEMORIAL ther dedicated to the workers at the Port Washing ton, Oyster Bay and Northport pits. The combined pits supplied 90%plus of the sand usewd in the concrete to build NYCs buildings, roads and bridges. Took some photo of the Memorial and some to study for my bid.Also found a few photos from the very early 50's of a Colonial mixer on West Shore Rd with a broken trunion or sprig and a roll over in Roslyn Village with 18 Yds on the ground The Dump chassis looks lie WWII surplus Reo or GMC. Paul1954 Colonial W.Shore rd. Port Washington1950 Colonial dump on Old Northern Blvd Roslyn Village 3 Quote "OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK" Thomas Edison “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’” P.T.CHESHIRE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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