Just a small sized truck I saw in my neighborhood today

syscom3

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Yes its small sized..... if youre a giant!!!!!

This truck was transporting a 250 ton steam turbine from the Port of Los Angeles to a new power plant near Riverside. It was parked not to far from my house. Its only moved at nighttime as to not interfere with traffic.

The transporter uses two prime movers in a push pull configuration.

The "payload" is held in place by four "quadrants", each of which is an eight axle, 4 wheel/axle setup. That means there is 32 wheels per quadrant, 128 total for the truck.

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syscom3

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2nd set
 

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syscom3

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3rd set
 

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6th set
 

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the lancaster kicks ass

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an impressive series of shots but not of anything too special, what is special is seeing two steam engines with no more than 15hp between them pulling a 230 ton trailer up a 1 in 12 gradiant on a grass surface..........
 

Matt308

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I saw them move a 3 story house on my way to work graveyard shift back in the 80s. Took up five lanes and they had to turn every signal post parallel with the road and disconnect all wires. Quite the operation. I wondered how much that little jaunt must have cost.
 

Wildcat

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But are those road trains a series of trailors in tow, or similar to this.... a single trailor with payload?

They're a series of trailors, I can tell you from experiance these things are no fun to have coming at you in the opposite direction, especially when the rear trailors are "snaking" back and forth across the road!
 

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