Saturday, June 16, 2012

Turbine Transport

Wind by Rail

 ~ As wind turbines get larger so do the blades. Because they are fabricated as single pieces, their transport has become quite difficult. Rail can minimize the distance they must travel by truck, a significant challenge on most roads, which generally lack the long, sweeping curves of railbeds. So it's great to see this:

Wind turbine blades moving by train near Seattle

A much better use of rail capacity than the environmentally atrocious idea of transporting coal for export to China.

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