Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's enough to break your heart:

Sometimes, whilst traversing that great world-wide web, one comes across things that, depending upon your personal inclinations and interests, sometimes just make you wince in terrible pain.

This would be one of those videos I recently encountered on YouTube:

As you can see, the delivery of a brand new foreign-designed EMD-based locomotive is made from a ship to the dock itself via crane.  With one teensy-weensy problem.

As best I can tell, the locomotive depicted is an EDI Rail GT46C-ACe built in Australia.

This locomotive was constructed between 2007 and 2012 at the Cardiff Locomotive Workshops in New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.  They were AC-driven units rated at 4,490 hp.  The prime mover was EMD's 16-cylinder 710 turbocharged engine.

Unclear as to the specific port of delivery, but one can see that the sling closest to the videographer is first to fail.  The back is clearly broken on this locomotive.

Ladies and gentlemen, that was a very expensive drop.



Well Seasoned Fool said...

Wonder what country the slings came from.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Isn't that interesting?

Faulty slings.