Amazing set of photos from the Crossrail project

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. Mosscha

    Mosscha ♫ Tra la la ♫

    I think they should do what Antic Pubs do, and and open it to customers now before it's finished.
     
  3. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Fab photos :cool:
     
  4. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    :D
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Love this stuff :)
     
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  7. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Yeah I saw some of these on the LBC website. I posted about it here.

    Fantastic stuff.
     
  8. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Tunnel breakthrough to Canary Wharf station
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The music's not even slightly over the top either.
     
  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    It's amazing how rapidly it's all coming together when you consider the pace of change in other areas of large scale construction dogged by politics... eg. HS2, Wembley Stadium, Nuclear Power, SE Airport Capacity etc.

    Just goes to show that when the only barrier is economic feasibility and a few compulsory purchase orders (RIP Astoria), these things can come together pretty damn quick.
     
  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    It's not that quick, really. No trains through that tunnel till 2018.
     
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  12. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I mean comparatively, considering the logistics, and tunnelling and track and shit being laid down it seems to be moving on with gusto since the govt gave it the green lit wheras HS2 seems to be moving at a snails pace due to the politicking of the nimbys and govt(s).
     
  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Wow. I had never considered the precision required with something like this before, but imagine having a machine that big, and digging a hole through the earth for however far it is, but having to be exactly at the right point at the other end.

    I can't even manage to saw through a piece of wood in a straight line!

    :cool:
     
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  14. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es gibt Zeit

    :cool:

    I remember going through the channel tunnel the very first time. I was on a train under the fucking sea
     
  15. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Lasers.
     
  16. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Bit overkill for my rare need to cut wood, but I'll look into it, cheers ;)
     
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  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I still have that I'm under the sea feeling everytime I go on it :D
     
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  18. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es gibt Zeit


    Same

    :cool:
     
  19. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    not at all! I have a power saw with laser guide. You point the dot at the line ahead, which effectively drags the blade behind in a straight line.
     
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  20. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Great stuff. I thought I was being clever but it turns out lasers on home tools are a thing.

    :cool:
     
  21. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    Not GPS ?

    :cool: photos
     
  22. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All


    Not underground, no. GPS is used to get an accurate position at access shafts and tunnel mouths. Then lasers are bounced down the tunnels with prisms to the boring machines.
     
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  23. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Bit mean on the machines there. I find them quite interesting.
     
  24. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    GPS relies on satellites, and needs line of slight with the sky/satellite - which is a bit difficult when your underground!


    Thanks for letting us know about the pics ed! I enjoyed them!
     
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  25. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    and needs line of slight with the sky -

    not always so been in dense woods but still pick up GPS, I thought about underground but how would a lasers go thru rock and earth. I see laser mouthed on wall for a level line working on a suspended ceiling.
     
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  26. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    I've heard you can earn 3k a week as a health and safety observer on these tunneling things, but its 12hr shifts and the crew all live underground during the week
     
  27. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I'd love to get down there with my camera
     
  28. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    A bit of contrast:

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Where's that geezer on here who sneaks into supposedly secure locations and takes amazing photos? Can we send him down there?
     
  30. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    paolo <that one
    e2a cough, alledgedly
     

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