23 February 2008

Barge lockage - Russian style

Here's how we do it in the States. Simple, efficient, and let gravity do most of the work.

The Rooskies? They have a different technique.

This post and the one below compliments of one of the best tech newsletters out there - Gizmo Richards.

4 comments:

Fish-2 said...

Looks a little precarious to me. I think letting the water do the work makes a lot more sense.

joated said...

Both systems make sense depending upon the terrain.

It looks like the Russian version takes advantage of a long slope up the side of the water course while the US system could be nearly vertical.

The Appalachianist said...

That shows there's more than one way to skin a cat.

As for water conservation, I wonder if it make a difference? Does look precarious.

A.G.T. said...

I suppose the Rooskies had a good reason for doing it that way and perhaps it was driven by the terrain.

That's a heck of a machine that moves the barge.