Friday, April 20, 2012

Welding magic

Ok, fellow rail nerds, this is pretty cool. I wonder how long this would take without this awesome piece of machinery! From the Union Depot facebook page:

In preparation for laying rail at Union Depot, crews are welding 39-foot sticks of rail into long strings. In this video, one of our rail workers shows us how the sticks are joined together, called a flash-butt weld. Watch one done in real time.


  1. I almost saw my brother royally mess a gigantic project during a flash-butt weld, he did the right thing and stepped back to let someone better do it.
    Good video!

  2. Amazing! Wouldn't it be better if you'll have formal training? Find Welding Trainings now!