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5731 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Mar 2019 at 4:18 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
I bet he's beaming with joy that nobody was able to steal it from him.
 
5 days ago  
Is this the trailer for Iron Man IV?
 
5 days ago  
If he just melted it down with some jet fuel, it would be easier to carry.
 
5 days ago  
Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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5 days ago  
That's mighty lite for a steal beam.
 
5 days ago  

hi13760: That's mighty lite for a steal beam.


Yore write.
 
5 days ago  
I'm familiar with "taking the project power tools home with you at the end of the job," but taking building steel with you seems a bit audacious.
 
5 days ago  
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Who got offended over this?
 
5 days ago  

hi13760: That's mighty lite for a steal beam.


And mighty short of 25 feet.
 
5 days ago  
Waitaminute ... New York City ... mystery man with a steel beam .... HOLY CATS it's part of the 9/11 Truth Cover Up Conspiracy! Evidence!

/ He's taking it to bury behind Comet Ping Pong.
 
5 days ago  

Trainspotr: Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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Do they call them Els there?
 
5 days ago  
Here in LA, shopping carts are the favorite method of transport for scrap recyclers. Imagine a cart piled about 10ft tall with trash bags full of bottles and cans.
 
5 days ago  

hi13760: That's mighty lite for a steal beam.


It looked like a 6" beam with a flange width less than that, which would put it in the 9-12lb/ft range if it is steel. So probably 200-300lb.

It could also be aluminum, which would be significantly lighter.
 
5 days ago  
I would be mighty T'd if I had to yield to this guy, but you can tell it's taking a strain on him.  It's probably causing a lot of tension for all his fellow passengers as well; I know I would consider bolting.  No one looks like a happy camber.  Weld, I've got nothing else.
 
5 days ago  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: If he just melted it down with some jet fuel, it would be easier to carry.


#2soon
 
5 days ago  

Wonktnod: This media may contain sensitive material.

Who got offended over this?


Rule 34?
 
5 days ago  

Wonktnod: This media may contain sensitive material.

Who got offended over this?


OSHA inspectors?
 
5 days ago  

cgraves67: hi13760: That's mighty lite for a steal beam.

It looked like a 6" beam with a flange width less than that, which would put it in the 9-12lb/ft range if it is steel. So probably 200-300lb.

It could also be aluminum, which would be significantly lighter.


Or fiberglass - looks about the right color based on some quick googling, though I have no personal experience with the material.
 
5 days ago  

hi13760: That's mighty lite for a steal beam.


Aluminum? Steel beam that size and length should weigh close on 300 lbs.
 
5 days ago  
I worked in a steel mill.
I moved beams.
That is not steel.
Probably aluminum.
 
5 days ago  

Trainspotr: Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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Ahh, the 2200s. They're gone now, as are the 2400s. The tradition of keeping the oldest cars in the system on the Blue Line continues with the 2600s and 3200s, at least the 3200s coming onto the line now are fresh off of midlife refurb, so they have LED lights and signs. Supposedly, they'll all get replaced with 7000s in the next few years (which means they'll move 5000s onto the Blue line because the Blue always gets the oldest trains.)
 
5 days ago  

emersonbiggins: I would be mighty T'd if I had to yield to this guy, but you can tell it's taking a strain on him.  It's probably causing a lot of tension for all his fellow passengers as well; I know I would consider bolting.  No one looks like a happy camber.  Weld, I've got nothing else.


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5 days ago  
Is that a huge beam, or are you just happy to see me?
 
5 days ago  

Wonktnod: offen


Snotty's mother?

/ beamed me twice..
 
5 days ago  

CrazyCurt: Waitaminute ... New York City ... mystery man with a steel beam .... HOLY CATS it's part of the 9/11 Truth Cover Up Conspiracy! Evidence!

/ He's taking it to bury behind Comet Ping Pong.


The sad thing is, more than one person out there believes exactly that :/
 
5 days ago  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Trainspotr: Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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Ahh, the 2200s. They're gone now, as are the 2400s. The tradition of keeping the oldest cars in the system on the Blue Line continues with the 2600s and 3200s, at least the 3200s coming onto the line now are fresh off of midlife refurb, so they have LED lights and signs. Supposedly, they'll all get replaced with 7000s in the next few years (which means they'll move 5000s onto the Blue line because the Blue always gets the oldest trains.)


Sheldon?  Is that you?
 
5 days ago  
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Proud
 
5 days ago  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Trainspotr: Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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Ahh, the 2200s. They're gone now, as are the 2400s. The tradition of keeping the oldest cars in the system on the Blue Line continues with the 2600s and 3200s, at least the 3200s coming onto the line now are fresh off of midlife refurb, so they have LED lights and signs. Supposedly, they'll all get replaced with 7000s in the next few years (which means they'll move 5000s onto the Blue line because the Blue always gets the oldest trains.)


As painful as it could be watching someone struggling to squeeze their giant suitcase through one of those doors, it was always fun when someone wasn't paying attention when the train pulled into Damen or California, and th
 
5 days ago  
HAHAH. Is he on the way to one of the shady scrap yards in Brooklyn to get $15? At that weight it's Aluminum, you can hear it clink. He needs to win meth head scrapper of the year award, they have to have that in NYC.
 
5 days ago  

Trainspotr: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Trainspotr: Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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Ahh, the 2200s. They're gone now, as are the 2400s. The tradition of keeping the oldest cars in the system on the Blue Line continues with the 2600s and 3200s, at least the 3200s coming onto the line now are fresh off of midlife refurb, so they have LED lights and signs. Supposedly, they'll all get replaced with 7000s in the next few years (which means they'll move 5000s onto the Blue line because the Blue always gets the oldest trains.)

As painful as it could be watching someone struggling to squeeze their giant suitcase through one of those doors, it was always fun when someone wasn't paying attention when the train pulled into Damen or California, and th


...and the opening door hit them, often causing them to post things prematurely.
 
5 days ago  
I'd rather ride with him than babies.
 
5 days ago  

cefm: emersonbiggins: I would be mighty T'd if I had to yield to this guy, but you can tell it's taking a strain on him.  It's probably causing a lot of tension for all his fellow passengers as well; I know I would consider bolting.  No one looks like a happy camber.  Weld, I've got nothing else.

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I like your modulus of thought and the cold way you rolled them out. The ultimate strength of your argument will cause some to yield, certainly.  Rockwell on, my friend.
 
5 days ago  

Wonktnod: This media may contain sensitive material.

Who got offended over this?


People with beam envy
 
5 days ago  

Target Builder: hi13760: That's mighty lite for a steal beam.

Aluminum? Steel beam that size and length should weigh close on 300 lbs.


There is no way that was any where near even 200lbs the way that skinny guy was swinging his end around. I'm also wondering about the 25' part as well from that clip, the doors are about 16' apart and he's only just at the next doors at the end of the clip... So maybe a 16' beam, on the light side of your weight range from earlier, that's still 144lbs which is not impossible for two guys, but they'd still be struggling more than that I think. Watching it again, I'd top out the weight about 100-110lbs and it's hard to tell exactly where the far end is at the end, so maybe more than the 16' so yup probably aluminum.
 
5 days ago  

krispos42: cefm: emersonbiggins: I would be mighty T'd if I had to yield to this guy, but you can tell it's taking a strain on him.  It's probably causing a lot of tension for all his fellow passengers as well; I know I would consider bolting.  No one looks like a happy camber.  Weld, I've got nothing else.

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I like your modulus of thought and the cold way you rolled them out. The ultimate strength of your argument will cause some to yield, certainly.  Rockwell on, my friend.


*sweat-drenched flashbacks from steel design class intensify*
 
5 days ago  
Oh sure.  I spread my legs a little while I sit, and I'm the bad guy...
 
5 days ago  
Subby there's no way that's 25ft end to end.  It's no more than 3x the width of the subway door, so around 12-14ft max.   Still impressive that he got it on the train like that without getting yelled at by the driver.

Get this lady on the 1 train driving it that clearly sasses people about their backpacks when she can't close her door.
 
5 days ago  
Carrying a large heavy steel beam into a crowded public space is a major safety issue. If he mishandles that beam he can cause serious injury to a bystander. I sincerely hope someone flags a cop and has this selfish and irresponsible twit hauled off.
 
5 days ago  

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Proud


maybe it's the same guy. Mr. McBeam's performer has to make a living in the offseason too.
 
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5 days ago  
If you could, somehow, *carry* a 25ft steel beam into the subway system and onto a platform and then, *somehow*, manage to get it through the subway car doors and into the car, all without crippling yourself or damaging the car and/or the other passengers on the subway platform or in the car, well... you would be, officially, Superman.
 
5 days ago  
Even in China the subway has signs telling you to not do this shiat. Only in the USA do you see this.
 
4 days ago  
No darling way it is steel.  It would be many hundreds of lbs.
No way it's aluminum, still very heavy.
Even wood would be too heavy to move around like they are doing.
It's foam at best.
 
4 days ago  
Yes ladies he is single.
 
4 days ago  
That asplains why the subway keeps falling apart.
 
4 days ago  
I think it's some kind of bird or fish, but it's asleep.  If it was awake it might be a full 25 feet.
 
4 days ago  

clear_prop: Part 1:

https://twitter.com/SubwayCreatures/st​atus/1106557106369556480


That one is a pretty beefy chunk of steel and a pretty quiet station and a pretty empty train in apparently no hurry. And I can't stop watching...
 
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