Category Archives: transportation

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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Train track machine

The Swietelsky RU 800 S railroad machine automatically replaces ties, track and ballast. And John Henry.

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Flyboard Air sets a record

Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for farthest hoverboard flight, after flying his Flyboard Air for a distance of 2,252 meters at an event in Sausset-les-Pins, France. I’d still like to know how that thing is powered and … Continue reading

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Wärtsilä – World’s largest Diesel engine – Fave

Production of the Wärtsilä 14RT-flex96C.

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Ronnie, the pissed off trucker

Ronnie has seen them all while driving the roads of the UK and he’s perfectly comfortable to say something about it.

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The Portland Rose

UP 844 Portland Rose highballs it down the track at 80 mph. The only things missing from this video are the vibrations and the smells.

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Tugboat workout time lapse

Interlake Steamship Company’s Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder making its way up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH. All thanks to the little pusher tug behind it.

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The old and the new

A 1940s vintage steam locomotive hauls a modern freight load consisting of 143 cars around a bend.

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Hovercraft ferry service

Dover to Calais in a giant hovercraft. Better than the Chunnel I’d say. Unless there’s trouble with that under-bag thing.

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Flood plow

What is it that throwing up so much water? Oh.

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