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what is the biggest moving thing you ever seen?


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Claudio....about six years ago I took a detail for PSNH. I had too escort a generator to a new per plant in Derry NH. The generator came in on a ship to the nuclear power plant and it took three days to escort it from Seabrook to Derry. It's only about sixty miles! On the night I took the detail we (State Troopers) met with personnel from three fire departments, PSNH and a bout thirty local Police Officers. My job was to follow the generator which was being towed by one GIGANTIC tractor and being pushed by on GIGANTIC tractor. The wheels on the tractors were ten feet in diameter. The generator was over three stories tall and about forty feet wide. It was probably a good hundred and fifty feet long and weighed over ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS, Every time we got to a power line PSNH crews would loose. The power lines and use cranes to lift them up as the generator moved by. There were probably over a hundred PSNH guys working this detail on the particular night. We started at 800 pm and I got home at 630 am. The distance driven for the detail....four miles. I couldn't average my speed but at one point the Trooper next to me had to wake me up. I had fallen asleep at around three am driving behind this thing. He was driving next to me. We were averaging less than a mi,e per hour. Outside of gigantic ships coming in to the channel that is the biggest moving thing I have ever seen.

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It's easier to imagine a building that has three, or four, or five levels in height that to visualize 30 or 40 or 50 feet in the air. I measure stuff every day (land surveyor) and I STILL am not very good at it.

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