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Date: 04/20/12 03:42 PM

48 Responses to All Aboard The Gravel Train [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Link: All Aboard The Gravel Train - I don`t get this--anyone know anything about physics that can explain this logic?
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    "anyone know anything about physics that can explain this logic?"

    Um...no.
  3. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    After seeing this on Reddit about... 2 hours ago, and seeing this caption, I knew it`d be a eugenus post.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    If I had to guess, there`s something in the car that is being held by the straps. A layer of gravel is placed over the object to further stabilize it from rocking.
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    briand Male 40-49
    149 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    The straps are there to hold the gravel down.. duh.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    its gravity pulling the quality of the content of this site to the ground
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    so basically IAB is doing the same thing to reddit that they were all pissed break was doing to them.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    Required by law?
    Union regulation?
    Invisible tarpoline?
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    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    Brilliant.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    @Buiadh

    I saw it on 4chan about 2 years ago.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    that should do the trick
  12. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3883 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    the load cover is missing.
  13. Profile photo of Mikeoxsbiggg
    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    The wheel turns the cart over when needed so the gravel can be dumped.
  14. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    I see...
  15. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    @Mikeoxsbiggg: are you referring to the yellow wheel?
  16. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    I forgot the tarp, but I`ve got these straps!
  17. Profile photo of GloineFiodh
    GloineFiodh Male 18-29
    252 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    @Mikeoxs:
    Don`t think the yellow wheel is the problem. Pretty sure its the fact that someone tried to tie down gravel.
    My only guess would be they are tied down really tightly and it compacts the gravel, but slut_etta is right... load cover would be nice as well.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    lol derp.
  19. Profile photo of pacojohnson
    pacojohnson Male 18-29
    16 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    The straps are there to keep the sides in place / from bowing out, not to hold the gravel down.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3352 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    logic they must be laying track
  21. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    vv @pacojohnson may be correct! Welcome to IAB @pacojohn!
  22. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    So this is the kind of content that is going to get posted? That`s cool. I`m out
  23. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    well first we need a question...
  24. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Yeah, those straps, aren`t really doing anything.
  25. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    Maybe. Maaaybe. Those look like some pretty f`ing sturdy side clamps already in place. The best thing to do is just complain about content and not submit anything good yourself. That`s what IAB is turning into.
  26. Profile photo of Weiss
    Weiss Male 18-29
    42 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    This picture is SUPER INTERESTING!
  27. Profile photo of fancythat
    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    Bureaucracy. Red tape. Rules. Rules that must be followed whether they make sense or not.
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    bartmonkey13 Male 13-17
    22 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    I know exactly why those straps are like that. You take the straps off to load it, because if you load the gravel in with the straps there you can damage the straps or whatever, but that`s not the question here. You want to know why they put the straps back on at all....

    (seems none of you have used these straps before)
    Look closely. Trucks nowadays have nifty mechanisms to neatly roll up the straps when not in use. Those aren`t on this cart. If you pile them in the train, you might lose them, but most of all, it`s a waste of time. That`s right. A big drating black hole that will suck up all your time. IF THEY DIDN`T PUT THE STRAPS BACK ON THEY WOULD GET ALL TANGLED. SIMPLE AS THAT. THIS SHOULDN`T HAVE TO BE POSTED AND QUESTIONED, THERE SHOULD BE MORE OBSCURE KNOWLEDGE TO BE GAINED FROM THESE PHOTOS, IF THERE`S ANY KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE AT ALL.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME POST TO HAVE EVER EXISTED ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET.
  30. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Okay, I studied the picture and figured out what the straps are doing. However, before posting my answer, I went through the posts to see if someone else thought of it first and lo and behold, we have a WINNER! Congratulations, pacojohnson!!!

    You can clearly see that 1) the side gates are hinged for dumping (I suspect that the bed of the car may tilt to the side as well), and 2) each strap is located exactly in the middle of a side gate. The gates have locks on the sides like a tailgate on a pickup truck, but the straps help relieve stress on the locks and act as a safety backup in case the locks fail.
  31. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    They use fabric straps to help relieve the stress on the steel locks. That will keep me up at night.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    Is it just me, or does IAB really suck lately?
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    Someone needs to round up the owners of this website and f*cking shoot them like the worthless scum they are.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    I see lots of you are bored.

    Well be bored no longer:


    If anyone wants to take credit for this and submit it, go ahead.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 12:23 am
    @oldollie - couldn`t you have just asked on Yahoo answers rather than posting up an uninteresting picture on this site?
  36. Profile photo of LegerDemain
    LegerDemain Male 18-29
    124 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 1:48 am
    It could just be that they are fastened because if they were not, they would flail around. Assuming they are permanently attached on either side, of course.
  37. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 3:13 am
    1. IAB Sucks at the moment.
    2. Its probably policy...they have to do it regardless of load.
  38. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 4:40 am
    Finally, my boredom is cured, thank you
  39. Profile photo of Raicuparta
    Raicuparta Male 18-29
    137 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 5:52 am
    @LazyMe484
    why would anyone want to take credit for a lame overused joke
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 6:57 am
    I saw this pic on a de-motivational poster at least a year and a half ago, so, REPOST !!!


    Since Easter, the content on this site has been actually making people stupider. Less, but better, features ?? Its possible, it really is...
  41. Profile photo of d_marie
    d_marie Female 18-29
    52 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 7:10 am
    Sad.
  42. Profile photo of ssalty
    ssalty Male 60-69
    228 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 9:21 am
    I was a railroader for thirty years. There`s nothing wrong here. The yellow wheel is probably a hand brake. The tubs open from the sides and a piece of equipment follows. spreading the gravel so it can be tamped afterward.
  43. Profile photo of Shelworth
    Shelworth Male 50-59
    389 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 9:31 am
    The straps are there to make sure the sides of the car ( which fold down to empty the gravel) stay up. I don`t get the problem.
  44. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 10:21 am
    @ Shelworth
    Straps across a load of gravel ("ballast" in railroad terms) would not keep broken dumper sides up - at least not for very long. I think they`re there because they occasionally load ties into those cars; someone was just weak on the concept.
  45. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    @oldollie - couldn`t you have just asked on Yahoo answers rather than posting up an uninteresting picture on this site?
    Wut? I did not post a picture. And after all the posts here of screen shots with troll answers, do you really trust Yahoo! Answers for anything?
  46. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    Straps across a load of gravel ("ballast" in railroad terms) would not keep broken dumper sides up
    Those straps are at least 4" nylon webbing, which means they have a tensile strength of ~40,000 lbs. That`s enough to lift 2 Kenworth semi tractors off the ground. I think they could hold that gate up just fine.
  47. Profile photo of propagandi
    propagandi Male 40-49
    726 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    Maybe they were hauling a statue or granite monolith?
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    thanks Iambored, I never saw a picture of gravel, now i have, thanks for the interesting post, just like every day


    Everyday I get closer to death, and posts like this make it speed up

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