Panamal Canal

From Steam to Diesel: Building the Panama Canal

Known as one of the largest and most difficult construction projects ever attempted, the Panama Canal changed the world in ways that couldn’t even be imagined at the time. Come learn about this 20th century engineering marvel and the role Caterpillar played in making it a reality.

Check out the largest collection of glass plate negatives taken at the job site, including President Roosevelt’s first trip outside the United States; and you can’t help but marvel at the model steam shovel built at the turn of the century.

Don’t miss this rare look at how a visionary undertaking in the early 1900’s is still evolving and having a major impact on the world’s economy even today.

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