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    Wow, this really puts the cog to shame. It's truly amazing what us crazy upright apes can do

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=1676

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    That's got to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk10
    That's got to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks.
    Yea I agree, I thought is was gonna be a lock but I was fooled.
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    I live Pittsburgh,Pa and love watching the towboats go through the locks. That sure is cooler the our locks !!!!!!
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    Where is that thing?
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    In Krasnoyarsk, Russia

    Here's a link to google maps: http://tinyurl.com/39rqso

    it's low res satellite though

    The track runs to the right of the river, between the dam and the bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyboy
    Wow, this really puts the cog to shame. It's truly amazing what us crazy upright apes can do

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=1676

    i click on it and it will not open ,must be some thing on my end
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    That is amazing. It reminds me of a set of pictures I saw several years ago http://koti.mbnet.fi/~soldier/towboat.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    That is amazing. It reminds me of a set of pictures I saw several years ago http://koti.mbnet.fi/~soldier/towboat.htm
    I'll bet that was quite a day! One you want to go home straight away and get some sleep!
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    While it certainly is cool to see it is an incredibly complicated contraption. Boat lifts, locks and canals were all the rage before 1910. With the Panama Canal culminating that craze. It puzzles me why the Soviets were busy building these things when the rest of the modern world had moved on.

    It would be like somebody installing a cog railway at a ski area instead of a modern chair lift.
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