Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Giant wind turbine blades

On my run I saw a train carrying what looked like enormous white rockets -- lots of them too. I stopped to watch them for a while. Each one was longer than a single train car, so they were somehow carried by two (flatbed) cars each. The attachment system on the second car must have allowed some lateral movement, otherwise cornering would be difficult. I noticed a GE symbol and a marking GE48.7xL. They looked like this photo, but maybe bigger. Or maybe they just looked bigger in person. The 48.7 is their length in meters -- 160 feet long!!

1 comment:

Donna said...

Yeah, we saw turbine blades in transport a few times on our way to Colorado. They always make me think of leaf-cutter ants and then I feel really small. :)