Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Big Stuff Blog

Wishing you a happy and healthy Holiday! This snow machine was built from a Ford Model T and delivered the mail.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Big Floating Crane

This crane was used to replace an old bridge across and really wide body of water. Double bonus: check out the big mountains behind it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Big Power Stripping Machine

This big machine strips the pavement off a road...with water! I've never seen anything like this before; have you?

This will help road crews lay down new pavement on a road, by removing most of the old pavement first. It will help the new pavement last longer, and that will save them lots of money.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Dirt Loader

Photo Courtesy of Washington DOT

This big machine can move dirt, rock, mud, sand, or anything else that is super heavy. In this picture, it is helping clear a road that was covered in mud!

You can see more pictures of this mud mover by going to this website:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Big Jet Powered Truck

U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Anthony C. Casullo

This is an old pickup truck that is powered by a real Jet engine! Can you imagine how loud that is? They are also very fast. These kinds of trucks go to shows around the USA to show their tremendous power and fire.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big Excavator and Truck Combo

Photo courtesy of Washington DOT

Wow! DOUBLE Big photo at Big Stuff Blog! There is a big Excavator loading wood and plant material into the big tractor-trailer rig, which will haul it off to be recycled.

You can find out more about trucks like this one at this website:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big Big Cargo Ship

U.S. Coast Guard photo/PA3 Barbara L. Patton

Wow! Look at the size of that ship! You can tell just how big it is by the size of the little boat in front. This shipping vessel carries lots of containers on board, and each container is the size of a truck. In those containers, you will find things like toys, computers, cars, clothing, and even trucks!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Big Navy Fighter Jet

U.S. Navy Photo / Specialist 2nd Class Ricardo J. Reyes

This fighter jet is nicknamed the "Goose Hawk," and helps men and women train to be Aviators. Aviator is what a pilot is called in the U.S. Navy. This jet can make landings on aircraft carriers like this one, miles and miles from any land. I like the red nose on this aircraft.

You can find out more about the T-45 jet at this website:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Big Helicopter and Big Humvee

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Jeremy Fasci
Humvees are big 4x4 trucks used by the military. You might know them as Hummers, which you can sometimes see driving around your city. This one is being picked up from the desert in California by a Big Helicopter; it makes that Humvee look like a little Hot Wheels car!

The helicopter is called a Super Stallion, and it is the biggest helicopter in the Marine Corps.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Big Big Boots

Hat 'n' Boots, originally uploaded by propheci.

Look at the size of these boots! They are very old, but were moved to a playground and repainted. Aren't they cool looking?

Here is another funny fact. Each one of these boots is a restroom for the park! You can find out more about them at this website:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Big Mistake on Backhoe

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Photo courtesy of Kiro7Seattle

Oh No! Bad Backhoe! Thankfully the driver was not hurt. But the backhoe is now filled with water!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Big B-52 Air Force Bomber

Originally uploaded by US_Air_Force

This big jet uses a huge parachute to slow down when it lands. It is taller than your house. Wow!

This picture was taken in Alaska, which is the BIGGEST state in the USA.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth Of July 2009

Photo courtesy of Royal19 on Flickr

Big Holiday Greetings - Happy Independence Day to all Big Stuff Blog visitors! Today America is 233 years old. Our American flag is big and colorful, and is a very important symbol of our country.

You can read more about this holiday at this website:

I hope you have a great day in the USA, and around the world!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Big Egyptian Pyramid

Pyramids are big man-made mountains in the desert. They are made of massive stones that were put in place by hand. Kings in ancient Egypt, known as Pharaohs, were buried deep down underneath the pyramids. This picture is over 100 years old, and was colored by hand!

You can read more about pyramids by visiting this website:

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Big Old Orange Truck

This truck was made by Studebaker. It's orange like a big pumpkin! This is the kind of truck that be used on the farm, with a flat bed of wood behind the truck cab and sometimes some wood sticking up the sides to make a big box on the back.

I am sure glad it was sunny and hot when I took this picture, because I was sitting on the ground with my camera!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Two Big US Navy Fighter Jets

U.S. Navy photo by Jimmy C. Pan

These are F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets. This picture was taken when they were flying past an aircraft carrier (like this one) and at very high speed. Can you imagine how loud that was? All that steam you see at the back of each plane is happening because they are traveling through the air faster than sound travels. That means they are "breaking" the "Sound Barrier." When that happens, the jet makes a very loud sound, sometimes called a sonic boom.

You can read more about the sound barrier by visiting this website:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Big Concrete Cutter

Photo courtesy of Washington DOT

Wow! Look at the size of that concrete cutter! It is a lot bigger than the ones you can use at home or in the neighborhood. This one is being used to work on a bridge that goes over Lake Washington near Seattle. Parts of the bridge are worn out, and these workers will be replacing things.

Look out for that big cutting blade; it's really dangerous!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Big BNSF Diesel Engine

Check out this big engine. It hauls cars around the yard, and can also haul trains between cities. I love the orange and green paint. This picture was taken in Seattle, in the train yard near the sports stadiums.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

BIG Hydraulic Excavator

RH 200........10 Stop.
Originally uploaded by Ian Sweet

Wow! This thing is big and this picture and really cool! Do you see that big scoop? It can dig lots of dirt and rocks out of the ground. The big arm moves up and down, just like your own arm and elbow. And the whole machine turns around on the tracks, so it can drop the dirt and rocks anywhere.

Here at Big Stuff Blog, we usually show you pictures that are in Public Domain or in Creative Commons. This picture is NOT in public domain or creative commons, but the person who took it lets people share it with others on blogs like this one if you tell them who took the photo. I think it's a great picture; isn't it cool?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big Passenger Train in California

Photo courtesy of PF Sullivan

I bet this train was really noisy when the picture was taken! That horn is loud loud loud. This locomotive takes passengers between cities in California for Amtrak. Find out more about Amtrak here:

Blue is my favorite color, and this engine has a lot of blue paint.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Big Road Grader

Photo courtesy of Washington DOT

This big machine evens out the dirt and rock so a road will be smooth. Then they pave it. They sound really cool too! I like the yellow paint job.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Big Train Video in Seattle

Here's a video of Union Pacific trains in Seattle. It's about 2 minutes long. If you can't see the video below, click HERE to see it on YouTube!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Big Railroad Locomotive

BNSF 2930 at Seattle (CC)
Originally uploaded by KDavidClark

Here's a big train locomotive sitting in the rail yard. It uses diesel fuel for power and hauls big trains full of toys, airplanes, cars, garbage, and other stuff.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Big Snow Removal Machine

Photo Courtesy of Washington DOT
This machine eats snow and then blows it up off the road. It has to go over the road a bunch of times before the road will be clear. This man does that every year on this highway. It is hard work. Also it is very cold outside.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Big Red Motorcycle

Photo courtesy of SookieTex

This motorcycle is cool because it has a big engine. This makes it very fast. It also has a very bumpy ride because this motorcycle is made for racing. I like it because it is red and green. This kind of bike also sounds really cool. Thumpy thump thump thump.

Find out more about the Ducati 1098 motorcycle at this website:

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Big Snow Removal Machine

This is a big snow remover. It is working in the mountains to get rid of snow so people can drive across. It is dangerous and cold there. These people work hard. This machine is huge. All that snow could make a really fun snowball fight sometime.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Big Lockheed Super Constellation Airplane

Copyright © Daniel Steger
This is a Lockheed Super Constellation. It was a cool looking airliner in the 1950s. Look at the tail; it has three things sticking up instead of one. That is cool all by itself. President Dwight Eisenhower used a Constellation for flying around the world.

Read more about the Constellation at this website:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Big Helicopter Goes Inside Big Airplane

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Air Force / Lt. Col. Tim O'Brien

This helicopter fits inside an airplane.  It has to be a big big airplane for that to happen.  I don't think I have ever seen this before.  It is amazing.  This is in Alaska with the Air National Guard.  They can stick helicopters in airplanes all day long if you ask me because they defend America and Freedom.

You can see a bigger picture like the one above at this link: 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Big Harrier Jet from Spain

Courtesy of Royal Navy
This is a Harrier Jet.  It can take off like a helicopter straight into the sky.  This one is from Spain.  It is on a British aircraft carrier.  Lots of countries fly airplanes like the Harrier.  They are big and cool.  This website tells you more about them:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Big Paddle Wheel Boat

Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard/Thomas Blue

This is a paddle wheel boat. It can work on rivers and lakes that are not deep. They have been around for a long time. This one is being escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard in a helicopter and another boat.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Big World War 2 Fighter Plane

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Library of Congress

This is the P-51 Mustang. It was a very fast fighter airplane during World War 2. The engine is really big. It has 12 cylinders that run on special gasoline made for airplanes. The Mustang in the picture is different from other Mustangs because it has a special "cockpit" that isn't like other airplanes. Go to this website to find out more about P-51 Mustangs:

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Big Marine Corps Helicopter

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

This is a Sea Knight helicopter. It carries Marines to dangerous places from ships. Helicopters can fly in lots of places where airplanes can't. They can carry lots of stuff too. This picture was shot around the Indian Ocean.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Russian Bomber and Canadian Fighter Jet

Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force
This is a Canadian F-18 fighter jet and a Russian Bomber. When President Obama was in Canada last week one of these Russian Bombers flew very close to the country. F-18 fighter jets flew to meet it and turned it around. The news story about it is here:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Big Bridge Crumbling Machine

Here is a big machine that has tractor treads to move around a job site. It also has a big claw that crumbles concrete. This machine is good at tearing stuff apart. Go to this link to see a lot of pictures about it. There are videos too:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Big River Boat in New York

Photo Courtesy of Public Domain Clip Art
A river boat uses big paddles to push through the water.  Regular boats have big propellers on the back underwater.  This one is in New York City.  I did not know there were river boats in New York City.  This one would be fun to ride.

Here is a website that tells you more about Paddle Wheels:

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Big Gasoline Truck

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This truck can carry 10,000 gallons of gas. That is a lot. The hoses are stuck into tanks in the ground. They put the gas there from the tanks on the truck.

Gasoline is useful. But it smells funny.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Big Blue International Truck

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This truck was made by International. They have made trucks like this for a long long time. This one is called a Cab Over. It hauls lots of stuff. It also looks like it hit lots of stuff too.

The building behind it is wrapped in plastic. It looks like a giant Christmas present when you stand in front of it. I think they are turning the building into condos or coffee shops or a gym.

If you want to use this picture for something it is okay. I put it in the Public Domain and that means anybody can use it for stuff. It is fun to share. Click on the picture and you will see it a lot bigger.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big Navy Frigate Ship

Photo Courtesy U.S. Navy

This Navy ship is the USS Taylor. It is called a frigate. Frigates help defend other ships from harm on the ocean. I like how the front of the ship is super pointy. It looks mean. What is your favorite part?

You can find a really big version of this picture here:

You can find out more about the USS Taylor here:

Monday, January 19, 2009

Big Dirty Diesel Train Engine

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I guess they do not have time to wash this engine because it is working so hard.  I took this picture and the engine was running.  It sounded big and dirty.

You can use this picture for stuff if you want.  It is fun to share pictures and put them in the Public Domain.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Big Air Force Monster Truck

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Air Force

The Air Force has a monster truck too. This one looks like a Cadillac Escalade. I do not think it has any leather seats or DVD players inside. Click the picture to see a big big version.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lots of Big Trucks

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These big trucks have a lot of names.  People call them semi trucks.  They are also called tractor trailers.  Some people call them rigs.  Other people call them 18 wheelers.  This kind of truck pulls trailers filled with stuff from one place to another.  They can go a long way and not stop all the time for fuel.  Drivers will sleep in the back sometimes.

I took this picture in Seattle.  You can use it if you want because I put it in Public Domain.  It is fun to share your stuff.

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