Re: Photo: Freight Cars On Barges
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Having watched barges and tows on the Mississippi River, I know there are winches on the barge, used to tighten all lines. There are also large binders used by the crew to tighten lines that are not directly tied to the tow. This keeps the barges and tow (what the tugs are called on the river) as a rigid single unit. Note the two barges are tied together at the nose, with no visible slack.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of cptracks
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Freight Cars On Barges
Interesting. The tug is churning along under power towards the bottom of the picture. Yet the cables off the tug's bow up to the barges have no slack. How does that work?
On 26/04/2021 9:58 a.m., Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:
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