Sunday, March 24, 2013

Megastructures Break Down: Train Overhaul

Except that it's not a train, it's a locomotive.  An entire episode from the National Geographic Channel on YouTube:

Above, at the National Railway Equipment Company, headquartered in Mt Vernon, Illinois, an elder EMD GP-9 (I suspect former BNSF, though not entirely certain) is broken apart and re-created into a more efficient and modern engine.

50 minutes in length, but worth every minute.  Fascinating.


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