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Amtrak CA 2052 Shock | by THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Amtrak CA 2052 Shock

A massive Koni® shock absorber, (easily 2½" in diameter) seen on Amtrak California # 2052, a GE B32-8WH locomotive, seen in the Jack London Station in Oakland, CA Taken by a Nikon D40x with a Nikon 18-55mm VR kit lens. (at 55)

 

I don't want to contemplate how much one of these shocks (each capable of handling ¼ of the weight of a 135+ short ton locomotive…) costs to replace -and there are 4 on the locomotive!

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Taken on June 4, 2012