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Hi all,
I found this video and thought some would be interested in it. What caught my in in this video is the turnouts, and the rotary coal dumper, enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du-n0E3i648&feature=related



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Great link-It always surprises me what other people find ion Youtube that I miss, btw, was that a railroad/tram on a suspension bridge in there? hmmmm



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Ya, I think your right about the suspension bridge. I didn't even take notice of it until you mentioned it.



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Did you notice in the first part, that guy use his foot to throw the turnout?   Wonder how many toes were lost with that maneuver.
Also, a number of women working on it.



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Correct, from what I have seen (in this video and another of the same line) they all use their feet to throw switches. Also they use their hands for a lot of coupler maneuvers, so besides losing toes, they probably lost other body parts too. The women in the work is another good point, but the lack of organized labor is scary.



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The cost of labor-and life- must be cheaper there!



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Most likely, in fact I saw a video of a coal mine in China (Taiwan is an island off the coast of China) were the worker had no shoes!



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The coal coming out of the mine looks like it has already gone through a crusher.
Even seems too fine for one of those continuous mining machines, which would be doubtful because of all the cheap labor around. So they are either crushing it in the mine, before it gets loaded into the cars, or they are dropping the face with dynamite (shatters) rather than blasting powder (heaves large chunks). Either way- extra dusty down there!


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Herb, your right about the coal. I knew there was something about it that was different, and the size of it does suggest that something is going on in the inside, (thanks for pointing that out, I'm surprised I didn't think any of it)



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That is sure a neat video on the operation. Sure can give a person a lot of ideas.
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