January 28, 2017

Boat. Train. Boattrain!

Sometimes, you see a picture and you've just got to share it.

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Rail ferries have long been a thing of course, but this is one of the smallest self-powered ones I've ever seen.  At least, I assume that's a funnel just behind the elevated platform, and I'm betting that's a rudder post on the left side.  And how often have you seen a clipper bow on a barge?  I'm not saying this is seaworthy, mind you, just... well.  Fun photo.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:56 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 For when you have enough materiel on hand to build a kind of solution, but not enough to build a real, permanent solution...

Posted by: GreyDuck at January 29, 2017 03:46 PM (rKFiU)

2 ...a.k.a. "engineering".

Posted by: mikeski at January 31, 2017 11:37 PM (TXZ1v)

3 My dad once told me about something similar where he grew up in Minnesota.  The railroad only came as far as the south end of a long, narrow lake, so they used a barge to carry a few rail cars at a time to the town on the north end.

Posted by: Siergen at February 01, 2017 08:03 AM (fqStN)

4 Hipsters. Doing intermodal before intermodal was cool.

Posted by: andy at February 05, 2017 11:54 AM (pvHl3)

5 *snort*  Andy wins.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 06, 2017 11:18 PM (UDOXQ)

6 *slow clap* Well played indeed, Andy.

Posted by: GreyDuck at February 06, 2017 11:26 PM (rKFiU)

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