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2019-03-15 02:50:29 PM  
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2019-03-15 04:20:43 PM  
 
2019-03-15 04:24:13 PM  
I bet he's beaming with joy that nobody was able to steal it from him.
 
2019-03-15 04:26:04 PM  
Is this the trailer for Iron Man IV?
 
2019-03-15 04:27:04 PM  
If he just melted it down with some jet fuel, it would be easier to carry.
 
2019-03-15 04:27:25 PM  
Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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2019-03-15 04:27:41 PM  
That's mighty lite for a steal beam.
 
2019-03-15 04:29:26 PM  

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


Yore write.
 
2019-03-15 04:29:26 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 04:29:48 PM  
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Who got offended over this?
 
2019-03-15 04:30:30 PM  

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


And mighty short of 25 feet.
 
2019-03-15 04:30:59 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 04:31:09 PM  

Trainspotr: Luckily it wasn't an older el car. Those accordion doors were awful.
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Do they call them Els there?
 
2019-03-15 04:31:39 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 04:31:48 PM  

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.
 
2019-03-15 04:32:27 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 04:33:03 PM  

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


#2soon
 
2019-03-15 04:34:17 PM  

Wonktnod: This media may contain sensitive material.

Who got offended over this?


Rule 34?
 
2019-03-15 04:39:11 PM  

Wonktnod: This media may contain sensitive material.

Who got offended over this?


OSHA inspectors?
 
2019-03-15 04:39:43 PM  

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.
 
2019-03-15 04:40:57 PM  

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


Aluminum? Steel beam that size and length should weigh close on 300 lbs.
 
2019-03-15 04:42:57 PM  
I worked in a steel mill.
I moved beams.
That is not steel.
Probably aluminum.
 
2019-03-15 04:44:59 PM  

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.)
 
2019-03-15 04:45:20 PM  

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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2019-03-15 04:45:45 PM  
Is that a huge beam, or are you just happy to see me?
 
2019-03-15 04:48:53 PM  

Wonktnod: offen


Snotty's mother?

/ beamed me twice..
 
2019-03-15 04:51:44 PM  

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 :/
 
2019-03-15 04:52:27 PM  

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?
 
2019-03-15 04:55:51 PM  
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Proud
 
2019-03-15 05:00:11 PM  

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
 
2019-03-15 05:00:31 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 05:01:39 PM  

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.
 
2019-03-15 05:03:30 PM  
I'd rather ride with him than babies.
 
2019-03-15 05:12:06 PM  

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.
 
2019-03-15 05:14:25 PM  

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Who got offended over this?


People with beam envy
 
2019-03-15 05:24:18 PM  

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.
 
2019-03-15 05:29:11 PM  

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*
 
2019-03-15 05:42:08 PM  
Oh sure.  I spread my legs a little while I sit, and I'm the bad guy...
 
2019-03-15 05:42:08 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 05:49:33 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 06:06:11 PM  

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Proud


maybe it's the same guy. Mr. McBeam's performer has to make a living in the offseason too.
 
2019-03-15 06:42:39 PM  
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2019-03-15 06:44:51 PM  
 
2019-03-15 06:51:27 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 07:02:36 PM  
Even in China the subway has signs telling you to not do this shiat. Only in the USA do you see this.
 
2019-03-15 09:13:22 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 09:23:29 PM  
Yes ladies he is single.
 
2019-03-15 09:43:28 PM  
That asplains why the subway keeps falling apart.
 
2019-03-15 09:47:58 PM  
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.
 
2019-03-15 10:25:59 PM  

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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