Trainspotter 0 Posted June 26, 2007 Share #1 Posted June 26, 2007 The History Channel series BONEYARD follows the dismantling of our largest structures and the discovery of their unusual after-life. From B-52 bombers to massive oil tankers, railroad passenger cars to cold war-era cruise missiles, everything we manufacture has a lifespan. Reaching the end of their useful life is just the beginning of a fascinating visual journey. ________________________________________________________________ They are the largest moving objects on land--and one of the most powerful machines ever constructed...Trains. With over 100 cars joined together, and stretching over a mile in length, they can move tons of materials at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. They ride on almost 100,000 miles of steel rails that literally crisscross the nation. To service this vast system, an equally huge complex of railroad boneyards has emerged. Imaginative entrepreneurs have found new and innovative uses for every single component of the railroads--from tracks and ties--to the trains themselves. Though most of these great iron horses will ultimately be ripped and torn apart for scrapping, some will be grandly restored to live on in other roles. Thursday June 28 09:00 PM http://www.history.com/minisites/boneyard# Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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