BNSF windmill blade train 2-22-2012 edit: w/pics

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kenw

5th Generation Texian
Thru Rosenberg 11.30am, heading north. All blades, each on a pair of drawbar connected 86-89' flats.
 
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setxrailfan

John 3:16
Over here at Silsbee we have been holding about 90 empty TTYX 89' flats all destined for Greensport for about 60 days. They have the harness welded to them.
 

roee

Active Member
Cool shots. I like seeing how they are connected. Wonder how they determined how many bolt holes they needed.
 

roee

Active Member
Engineering, Eric. Engineering....
Yeah I wonder. For sure engineering for mounting it to the windmill, but the railroad jig, I wonder. Being an engineer myself, albeit electrical, I wonder.
 

kenw

5th Generation Texian
Yeah I wonder. For sure engineering for mounting it to the windmill, but the railroad jig, I wonder. Being an engineer myself, albeit electrical, I wonder.
most definitely GE's vast engineering resources were used on the transit mounting as well. GE probably oversaw the loading and securing as well, and probably had to sign off on each mounted blade.
 




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