July 06, 2014

Well, Dang...

This is awkward....

pic via Scott Lowther, who points out other photos of the fiasco here

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:38 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 When I first saw that image I thought it was a photoshop. My second reaction to it was "Jet liners returning to their spawning ground to breed"...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Jul 7 13:45:35 2014 (+rSRq)

"Jet liners returning to their spawning ground to breed"
So that's why Boeing originally built its factory in the Pacific Northwest...

Posted by: Siergen at Mon Jul 7 19:45:13 2014 (8/vFI)

3 I realized immediately what had occurred, but only because a recent issue of Trains magazine had an article on odd rail cargo... submarine reactor vessels, blades for windmills, other trains, buildings, 737 fuselages, that sort of thing.

It's hardly a "fiasco," it's an unfortunate derailment at a bad spot for it.  Insurance, either Boeing's or the railcarrier's, will cover replacement costs. 

Posted by: Wonderduck at Mon Jul 7 19:58:02 2014 (wd10W)

4 And only losing three fusilages like this is going to affect their shipment schedules, but not by damned much.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Jul 7 20:06:14 2014 (+rSRq)

5 "Jet liners returning to their spawning ground to breed"

And they're extra-phallic when they don't have their wings on.

"blades for windmills"

Forget the train derailments... google image search for "windmill blade truck" and tell me those things aren't spooky...

Posted by: Mikeski at Mon Jul 7 20:58:04 2014 (luDkn)

6 Bet you didn't know that jet liners are tri-sexual, did you?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Jul 8 01:32:43 2014 (+rSRq)

7 "Loggers in Montana are shown harvesting 737 Fuselages. These three will soon be floated down the river to the mill...."

Yeah, we joked a bit about this at work.

That's barely a day's production at the Renton plant. They send 43 737's a month out the door, and that's still not enough.  They're working on pumping it up to 47.

All without the morale-busting levels of mandatory overtime we have to deal with on my line.

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Jul 8 04:24:20 2014 (TJ7ih)

8 Actually, this IS a big enough concern, it could disrupt production for about three days.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jul 9 03:24:10 2014 (TJ7ih)

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