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Date: 08/29/20 07:46
Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: march_hare

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/science/tsar-bomba-nuclear-test.html?action=click&block=more_in_recirc&impression_id=5de081d4-ea02-11ea-bde0-d1866e877d3c&index=5&pgtype=Article&region=footer

Recently released Cold War era Soviet propaganda film about the test detonation of "Tsar Bomba", the biggest hydrogen bomb ever detonated.  First 5 minutes or so includes quite a bit of rail related footage.  A true intermodal trip, using both rail (with steam!) and special duty highway trucks, with a straddle crane making the transfer.

And if you want to see the blast, that's around 22:30 or so.



Date: 08/29/20 11:13
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: patd3985

It won't let me watch it! The The New York Times interupts it immediately wanting a subscription to them.



Date: 08/29/20 12:22
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: lynnpowell

It is posted on YT by a couple of other sources.  Very informative, many minutes showing Russia's big "Bear" intercontinental bombers in flight.



Date: 08/29/20 12:51
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: PHall

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> It is posted on YT by a couple of other sources. 
> Very informative, many minutes showing Russia's
> big "Bear" intercontinental bombers in flight.

And some of the "Bears" are still in service just like the B-52!



Date: 08/29/20 13:29
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: andersonb109

At St. Petersburg Railway Museum they have a Soviet missile launcher car on display. wonder who that was aimed at? 



Date: 08/29/20 14:22
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: DKay

PHall Wrote:
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> lynnpowell Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It is posted on YT by a couple of other
> sources. 
> > Very informative, many minutes showing Russia's
> > big "Bear" intercontinental bombers in flight.
>
> And some of the "Bears" are still in service just
> like the B-52!
Some of the good folks from Ellmendorf AFB had to escort a couple of Bears off the ''property'' just last week.
Regards,DK



Date: 08/29/20 19:15
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: schaffner

Here's a YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJhZ3i-HXS0&feature=emb_logo

Jim Maurer



Date: 08/30/20 14:03
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: PHall

DKay Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > lynnpowell Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > It is posted on YT by a couple of other
> > sources. 
> > > Very informative, many minutes showing
> Russia's
> > > big "Bear" intercontinental bombers in
> flight.
> >
> > And some of the "Bears" are still in service
> just
> > like the B-52!
> Some of the good folks from Ellmendorf AFB had to
> escort a couple of Bears off the ''property'' just
> last week.
> Regards,DK

The US and Canada have been doing a lot of "escort service" this year. It's almost back up to Cold War levels.



Date: 08/31/20 12:00
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: Lackawanna484

The Russkies ran a few US soldiers off the road in Syria this week.

The GIs should be grateful Putin hasn't put a bounty on their lives.

Posted from Android



Date: 09/02/20 01:33
Re: Macabre Intermodal Footage From the Soviet Union
Author: SP4360

Detroit.

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> At St. Petersburg Railway Museum they have a
> Soviet missile launcher car on display. wonder who
> that was aimed at? 



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