Friday, February 14, 2014

28 Axles: World's Largest Railway Wagon, 1930 England

Received the following via email from one of our regular correspondents.

What a clever and crazy conglomeration of coordinated carrying capacity (84 years ago, or even now)! A silent film clip, but it must have created quite a cacophony and echo of clatter as its flanges clicked and clacked whilst cleaving through curving track crossovers. A derailment would create a massive crisis and conundrum and require a call for several big cranes. Transport with this cantankerous caravan had to thus be continuously conducted calmly, coolly and with considerable care for the consigned cargo until terms of carriage were concluded.  

Film, less than 90 seconds.