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Jan 10, 2011 03:39 |  #1

This convoy is making the news in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton ares. Six massive (and I mean MASSIVE) beer vats are being transported via truck from Hamilton to the Molson-Coors Brewery in Toronto.

If you're interested you can read all the details from various media, just Google "Challenger Beer Vats", or the key metrics are;

The vats hold six million bottles of beer, are 7m wide, 8m high & 36m long. The operation involves 70 different organizations including police, hydro, cable, telephone companies from each region on the route. The convoy is 40 vehicles long, stretches over 1km in length and is the largest in Canadian history. They travel at night to minimize traffic and hydro disruptions to residents, and 250 traffic lights will be removed and over 1600 overhead hydro wires will need to be lifted or taken down.

The convoy passed through my village, Waterdown, on Saturday evening taking over 3 hours to travel 5kms. Quite a sight to see!

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Jan 10, 2011 07:18 |  #2

They look like sections of the old NASA rocket (Saturn V) that launched the Apollo program into space and eventually, the moon.


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Jan 10, 2011 07:46 |  #3

Very well done. They show a lot of detail for night shots. Must be an expensive "shipping" bill, which I'm sure will be hidden in the cost of our beer down the road.


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Jan 10, 2011 07:52 |  #4

wish I had one at my house!


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Jan 10, 2011 08:26 |  #5

Wait'll the McKenzie Brothers get wind of this!


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Jan 10, 2011 09:31 |  #6

cicopo wrote in post #11609844 (external link)
Very well done. They show a lot of detail for night shots. Must be an expensive "shipping" bill, which I'm sure will be hidden in the cost of our beer down the road.

Shot ISO 6400 mostly, EC +2/3 they move at walking pace so 1/60 for the most part freezes motion ;). They (Challenger Freight) bought in heavy freight super-movers, Mammeoth at the last minute when they realized they didn't have the correct equipment needed. Surely that'll add to the bill.

bfleck51 wrote in post #11609873 (external link)
wish I had one at my house!

So does all of Waterdown! Too bad they weren't full.

CDMOOSE wrote in post #11610007 (external link)
Wait'll the McKenzie Brothers get wind of this!

Hahaha, some guys should dress up as Bob & Doug and show up at the convoy. They'd get media attention.


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Jan 10, 2011 09:52 |  #7

This is a good series on the move! You could probably sell them.


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Jan 10, 2011 12:56 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #8

They remind me of the S-II stage's of the Saturn V.

Great pictures....

Now if only you guy's could start making good beer......I kid, I kid. :lol:




  
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Jan 10, 2011 13:10 |  #9

According to our news at noon the bill to build & deliver is $24 million. No breakdown on the shipping part of that.


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Jan 10, 2011 14:28 |  #10

cicopo wrote in post #11611496 (external link)
According to our news at noon the bill to build & deliver is $24 million. No breakdown on the shipping part of that.

Shipping was initially included in that $24MM from what I understand. Then Mammeoth was bought in and it's gone from a 5-day move to a 8 or 9-day move so I expect there's more to be added to the final bill.


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Jan 10, 2011 17:51 |  #11

NASA called - they want their unused rocket parts back.. ;)




  
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Jan 10, 2011 21:16 |  #12

Cool stuff. Thanks for sharing. :)


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Jan 10, 2011 21:22 |  #13

Are those the new party kegs I heard about? ;-)a




  
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Jan 10, 2011 23:27 |  #14

Those shots remind of the scene in Strange Brew when they got locked inside of the beer vat and had to drink their way out. Nice shots!


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Jan 11, 2011 14:18 |  #15

Anything for a beer!


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