Category Archives: transportation

Rollerman rolls in China

He’s lucky if he survives. [5:44]

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Train plows through trees

After the first big snowstorm of the season central BC, an empty grain train plows through fallen trees on its way eastbound into the Canadian Rockies. “Get your smash glasses on!”

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90 mph on steam

This was the first time since 1968 that a steam hauled train had been cleared to run at 90 mph; an impressive feat for a 75-year-old steam locomotive. Hey! You dropped a piece of tomato.

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Narrow

Trucker drives his rig through a narrow entryway after folding his mirrors in.

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Moving massive Boeing airplane parts

Get in the driver seat: see how our Long Load Crew moves spars & stringers over 30 meters long for our Boeing 777, 767, and 747. The steer car is attached to the back of a long truck that hauls … Continue reading

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An “oh crap” moment

The locomotive crew were enjoying the drive out of Melbourne on a nice hot day when confronted by a buckled rail. It was a rough ride for a few moments but the locomotive and train stayed on track and the … Continue reading

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Mini train owner rides around his property

Words cannot truly describe this guy.

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The worst red light runners are in Florida

There’s something about Florida that makes drivers fall asleep at the wheel or go brain dead.

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Big rig: shifting an 18-speed gearbox

This video gives a demonstration of how to shift an 18 speed big truck, along with a bit of advice to help a new driver. How to skip gears, when going through all the gears, isn’t necessary, depending upon the … Continue reading

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House move time lapse

A rather large house near Seattle was cut into two sections and transported across land to a lake where a barge took over to transport it to the final destination. It might have been cheaper to just build a new … Continue reading

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100 tons of coal

Coal car carrying 100 tons is positioned over a grate and is emptied in under 30 seconds.

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Double-header steam train

Two locomotives power through Glattbrugg in Switzerland with the steam whistle blaring.

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7-circle roundabout

Your first thought upon seeing Swindon’s ‘magic roundabout’ might be: man, the Brits have really lost the plot lately. But this thing—which is actually seven roundabouts in one—has been working for 60 years. No thanks. I’d get lost among the … Continue reading

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China’s road straddling bus undergoes testing

China’s Transit Elevated Bus went through a road test in north China’s Hebei Province on Tuesday. The passenger compartment rises far above other vehicles on the road, allowing cars to pass underneath. The test-run tried to simulate real traffic conditions … Continue reading

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Blown turbo

Diesel locomotive has some trouble with an engine turbo. Great spark show until the turbo lets loose and the train comes to a stop. Here we have the Russian equivalent.

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Railroad track assembly machine

The Plasser & Theurer track renovation machine takes out the old rails, installs the new rails and fixes the ballast. Like fluffing up a pillow. Goodbye John Henry.

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