Ever seen a train lay its own tracks?

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+10 1. AL-AIN commented 12 years ago

looks like big moster :) :)
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-11 2. chronic commented 12 years ago

They should just employ Chuck Norris
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+18 3. Dazzz69 commented 12 years ago

Waht a fantastic peice of engineering, even though i did Wallice and Gromit do a similar thing. :P
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+43 4. 01nvr commented 12 years ago

Equipment from 2.58 is a HCBR (High capacity ballast removal) - pure beast of a machine >:) . Removes old ballast and replaces it with new. Machine 3.47 then arranges the ballast to make sure even coverage over the tacks. And 4.03 is a tamper which aligns the tracks for smooth running. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone!
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+7 5. Bobloblaw commented 12 years ago

This thing's just amazing with all the different functions it performs!
I would just love to know how many people/ jobs that has replaced/ created and how much time is saved by it per km...
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-3 6. Baboon commented 12 years ago

Creeping Train is Creeping!
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+10 7. Guss commented 12 years ago

Really fine mechanics
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-1 8. Highmeadow commented 12 years ago

Now if I could just get them to come and repair the crossing into my back field and replace the fences... :|
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-1 9. Petey commented 12 years ago

Should be in transformers!
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0 10. max2000 commented 12 years ago

#4 i'm just browsing rail', yet within the e.u. not all railways agree on that 'not-bolted' iron, even if so proven for speeds up to 250km/h: so all those automatic procedures implemented to non-electrified lines (usually designed for none trans-continental lanes), can't raise an interest unless within the ruhr-basin, or similar commuter-planned line. amazing machines, yet obsolete when taking it to infrastructure development nowadays: commuter flying, maglev, electrified european railway brought to 250km/h and above (some of it still bolted-in for earthquakes prevention, usually). max
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+9 11. Taineract commented 12 years ago

That really is some impressive hardware. Human ingenuity knows little bounds!
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+6 12. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

Sometime in the future it will be a huge machine of those running across a mountain and it will flatten the surface while building houses. 8-)
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-1 13. CoYoT commented 12 years ago

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+4 14. c2quad commented 12 years ago

Woo that was a long process ;) :D
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+6 15. huldu commented 12 years ago

Wonder what will happen when the machines will be tired of being slaves!

And on the side note... "I remember back in my days when we had to..."
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+1 16. burnerboy commented 12 years ago

awesome piece of machinery...it makes you wonder how they ever managed without machines like this when railways were first being built
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+2 17. gendarme commented 12 years ago

Looks like the 'Destiny' ship from 'Stargate: Universe'. :)
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+2 18. valerion commented 12 years ago

That is the most brilliant train i have ever seen. It must speed up the laying of tracks 10 times atleast. BRILLIANT!!!!!! Four monkeys for this: :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|)
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+1 19. Neojack commented 12 years ago

I love Belgian Trains 8-)
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+1 20. Jahoo commented 12 years ago

Would be a lot easier to use black people, you don't have to spend millions on heavy equipment and when you use black people you have an endless supply of spare parts.
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+3 21. JoelVA commented 12 years ago

Technology is great, but to think that a group of guys without heavy machinery laid over 10 miles of track in less than 12 hours on April 28, 1869. That record has never been beaten. That just blows my mind.
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0 22. Seraph_69 commented 12 years ago

In response to the title...yeah I have, they used to do it by nightfall outside my uni accomodation...kept me awake for days! :X Impressive tho
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+1 23. Calvinius commented 12 years ago

Amazing! This machine does the work of 100 men. :O
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+1 24. stepanstas commented 12 years ago

Everything is too easy these days.
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-1 25. alexandru commented 12 years ago

They should just employ Chuck Norris ::(|)
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+1 26. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

And now put a TBM in front of this one :D . A train tunnel facory to the max.
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+1 27. joeman commented 8 years ago

Wow. Amazing!
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0 28. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

wallace and gromit ftw :P