Monster in the Mist

We biked to Saugerties for the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and spotted this monster looming in the morning mist during the ride home:

Excavator on CSX gondola car - side
Excavator on CSX gondola car – side

The end view shows it’s not an optical illusion:

Excavator on CSX gondola car - end
Excavator on CSX gondola car – end

Some Google Maps fiddling reveals the plant, with the excavator atop the first car on the siding, down in the lower-left corner of the image:

Google Maps - Kings Highway at Tissal Rd
Google Maps – Kings Highway at Tissal Rd

A zoomed view, rotated a quarter-turn CCW so it’s not quite so vertiginous:

Google Maps - Kings Highway at Tissal Rd - detail
Google Maps – Kings Highway at Tissal Rd – detail

My search-fu isn’t strong enough to uncover the plant’s name. They’ve obviously been doing something involving gravel and either asphalt or concrete for many years, so it’s not a prank…