Saturday, February 18, 2012

There's A Lot More To Building A Freight Railroad Than You Might Imagine

Modern Techniques Demonstrate How Far Things Have Moved On
Shipping News Feature

BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – To most of us involved in the freight industry new rail tracks are simply part of the transport infrastructure but by watching this short five minute film any mental image one might have of teams of men swinging hammers to lay the essential track à la Blazing Saddles will be rapidly dispelled.

The action comes from the Belgian group Infrabel and as a picture says a thousand words you can see the whole fantastic process HERE.

Photo: Doing it the traditional way at the Severn Valley Railway