Category Archives: transportation

There are too many people

Taking a train in India: Evening rush hour in Los Angeles

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Right turn with a 200 ft. turbine blade as load

The trailer has rear-wheel steering. But who steers it and how it’s steered is still a mystery.

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The Houston Metro Rail

A bad mix of trains on city streets and brain dead drivers. Almost as good as the 11′ 8″ bridge.

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Stuck in Traffic

Guy has a YT channel devoted to narrating play by play at an intersection and pointing out bad drivers.

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Largest road train in Australia

Watch for the Centipede, 160 feet long with an 18-speed gearbox, a 550 horsepower engine, carrying over a ton of fuel.

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Logging truck crosses a bridge

Steerable rear turntable in action but I can’t see where the steerer is.

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Parking that big rig in a narrow slot

If you axe me, it was pretty skraight an smoove.?

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Aerial man lift

Some boom lifts get so high they require an FAA permit. This one is a 200-footer. Hang on. [4:21] Note: I operated a 40′ JLG boom lift on a daily basis when I worked at the warehouse. For me, anything … Continue reading

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Oobleck speed bump

A Spanish company has designed a speed bump that won’t hinder slow drivers but will still stop motorists driving too fast. The speed bump is filled with a non-Newtonian liquid which changes viscosity when pressure is applied at high velocity.

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Terminal communication

Terminal Communication is a fixed-frame work featuring the actions of drivers as they approach a badly signed junction leading into Rosslare Harbour ferry port, in County Wexford, Ireland. Filmed from a vantage point overlooking the junction, the camera captures the … Continue reading

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Hyperloop Phase 2 test

No info was given about the video. Hyperloop explained

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I-90 rock blasting – fave

A montage of the work that happened on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State back in 2013.

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Dash cam crashes

The Russians have the most dramatic ones. [8:45]

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Musk’s Hyperloop successfully tested

The Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality. If it works, the new form of transportation could mean a journey from LA to San Francisco city would take just 50 minutes.

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Germany’s musical electric train

Locomotive made by Siemens emits a melodic tone when starting forward.

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Avalanche prevention

Railroad section-chief Bruce Gough is forced to bring out the big guns, a 105mm howitzer with military grade explosives to trigger man made avalanches along the track.

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