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Hauling a Steam Locomotive Up a Mountain Road

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Hauling a Steam Locomotive Up a Mountain Road

Short | 03:50

A heavy-haul specialist is preparing a giant rotary snowplow locomotive for transport to Oregon's 'Train Mountain'. But first: the tricky task of lifting the entire locomotive onto four specialized dollies.

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Two teams of heavy haulers face two massive jobs involving a vintage submarine attack aircraft from the Cold War and a railroad snowplow built in 1925. First, the last airworthy Fairey Gannet has to hitch a ride out of Goose Bay Airbase in Canada aboard the Antonov-124 cargo aircraft. Meanwhile, in Oregon, a team of movers fights gravity and narrow roads to pull the Union Pacific snowplow locomotive up the treacherous "Train Mountain." Will both mammoth machines survive these perilous journeys and reach their new homes in one piece?

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