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Old 11-06-2012, 09:21 AM
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My son and I were V-Stromming between Alpine and Marathon, running along side a train hauling strange (to us) flat cars. These cars had a structure on one end that had a large belt or truss suspended between two uprights. It looked like something you'd put under a horse to take strain off its legs. In Marathon we saw many more on a siding.
Anybody know what these cars are used for? Unfortunately we didn't think to use our phones to take a picture
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:02 PM
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Wind turbine blades?

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:57 PM
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I bet you are correct. All the cars we saw were empty but I can visualize that the blades could have been supported in that way..
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:37 PM
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That's it to a tee!!

Now post that Pinto Canyon footage, or Cloudcroft and get everyone jealous!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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I've got so much HD footage that my computer is locking up continuously when I attempt to edit.
When I produce something that's scaled down to YouTube restrictions I'll post it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:23 PM
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Here are two clips. One the ride on Pinto Canyon; the other the ride up the Chisos mountains

Pinto Canyon By V Strom.swf - YouTube

Chisos Mt. Big Bend N.P..swf - YouTube
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