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Large boat carrier in Russia December 13, 2007

Posted by Al in : bizarre,transport , trackback

Here’s another of those things that you would never have heard of without the magic of the Internet: a boat carrying train in Russia that can carry large boats up and down a steep slope separating 2 rivers. It’s big, and slightly precarious, and something I would never have considered as an option for doing this. I’d have probably gone with a set of locks, or built a large canal that looped off and back to give a gentle enough slope to be navigable. I definitely wouldn’t have thought of pushing a boat into a train carriage, draining the water from that carriage and then driving the boat up, or down, the slope.


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