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Chariot Axle Cap with Pin

Chariot Axle Cap with Pin

Accession Number: 49.137.12a, b late Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)

Chariot Axle Cap with Pin

Chariot Axle Cap with Pin

Accession Number: 49.137.11a, b late Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)

Two Axle Pins

Two Axle Pins

Accession Number: 13.220.142a, b mid-Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 B.C.)

Paragon axle grease. Cleveland, O.

Paragon axle grease. Cleveland, O.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Morgan.

Biggest wheel on earth (240 ft. diam.) with heaviest axle ever forged (56 tons), World's Fair, St. Louis

Biggest wheel on earth (240 ft. diam.) with heaviest axle ever forged ...

Ferris wheel with U.S. flag in foregrd. Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. No. 17. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ferris wheel; Firsts; Exhibitions; Tec... More

Biggest wheel on earth (240 ft. diam.) with heaviest axle ever forged (56 tons), World's Fair, St. Louis, U.S.A.

Biggest wheel on earth (240 ft. diam.) with heaviest axle ever forged ...

Ferris wheel; 13-star U.S. flag in foreground. H55153 U.S. Copyright Office. Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. 17. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: ... More

NFB.36491

NFB.36491

NFB.36491

NFB.36490

NFB.36490

NFB.36490

Colleges and Universities - University of Michigan - Trueing up a front axle.  Checking the results of their efforts.  Chassis Department, Auto Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Colleges and Universities - University of Michigan - Trueing up a fron...

Colleges and Universities - University of Michigan

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Detroit workmen assembling the front axle of a Dodge four wheel drive U.S. Army truck. In this operation the front driving axle is put in place and the drive shaft hooked up with the transfer case

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Detroit workmen assembling the front a...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Magnaflux inspector A.J. Fry at work on an engine wheel axle in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad shop. The cable in his hand magnetizes the axle as he spreads steel dust over an area. He then cuts the current off and carefully blows the dust away. The steel particles remain, however in any tiny cracks and reveal any surface flaws that might exist. The axles of engine wheels are magnafluxed every 200,000 miles

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Magnaflux inspector A.J. Fry at work on an en...

Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Magnaflux inspector A.J. Fry at work on an engine wheel axle in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad shop. The cable in his hand magnetizes the axle as he spreads steel dust over an area. He then cuts the current off and carefully blows the dust away. The steel particles remain, however in any tiny cracks and reveal any surface flaws that might exist. Axles of engine wheels are magnafluxed every 200,000 miles

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Magnaflux inspector A.J. Fry at work on an en...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Gate valve in vacuum manifold showing wheel and axle assembly supporting valve disk. Photograph taken December 14, 1950. Bevatron-364

Gate valve in vacuum manifold showing wheel and axle assembly supporti...

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-6-XBD201212-01880.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/26/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/26/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/26/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/26/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/26/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

BROKEN WHEEL AND DAMAGE TO RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SHAFT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/26/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

Edge of cliff. Rear axle of overturned M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). Gear taken from vehicle, lying on ground in background

Edge of cliff. Rear axle of overturned M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Alvarado Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Joe Kachler measuring the axle in a strander tube.

Joe Kachler measuring the axle in a strander tube.

Forms part of a group of images documenting the daily work activities of people at Watson Machine International, a machine tool manufacturing company located at 74 Railroad Avenue, Paterson, NJ, on August 14, 1994.

The severely damaged right front wheel unit (the wheel and axle are completely gone) and radiator of the 3/5 Cavalry US Army M1026 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Armament Carrier (basic armor and carrying a 7.62mm M60 Machine Gun) that struck and detonated a Serbian TMA-1A Anti-tank Mine. This HMMWV was part of a convoy traveling in the Russian Brigade Area in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The severely damaged right front wheel unit (the wheel and axle are co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Benjamin A. Lebron Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

Riggers with the Defense Logistics Agency hook-up single axle towed trailers to cranes and off-load them from railroad flatbed cars

Riggers with the Defense Logistics Agency hook-up single axle towed tr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usmc Logistics Base, Barstow State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Gs-09 Donna Redes Release Sta... More

STAFF Sergeant (SSgt) Chris Presnell and SSgt Joseph Maison, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight Camp Darby, Italy, work on the front axle of a M35 deuce and a half. The 31st RED HORSE Flight provides a highly mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide. The primary mission is to set-up field and contingency operations to support large-scale missions. Activities include heavy damage repair, barebase development and heavy engineering operations. The 31st RED HORSE Flight possess special capabilities, such as water-well drilling, explosive demolition, quarry operations, concrete mobile operations, material testing, expedient facility erection, and...

STAFF Sergeant (SSgt) Chris Presnell and SSgt Joseph Maison, from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Chris Presnell and SSgt Joseph Maison, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight Camp Darby, Italy, work on the fron... More

STAFF Sergeant Chris Presnell, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight, Camp Darby, Italy, works on the front axle of a M35 deuce and a half. The 31st RED HORSE Flight provides a highly mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide. The primary mission is to set-up field and contingency operations to support large-scale missions. Activities include heavy damage repair, barebase development and heavy engineering operations. The 31st RED HORSE Flight possess special capabilities, such as water-well drilling, explosive demolition, quarry operations, concrete mobile operations, material testing, expedient facility erection, and concrete and asphalt paving

STAFF Sergeant Chris Presnell, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight, Camp Da...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Darby, Livorno State: Toscana Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Group Scene Camera Operator: SRA Dennis Henry Release ... More

STAFF Sergeant (SSgt) Chris Presnell and SSgt Joseph Maison, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight, Camp Darby, Italy, work on the front axle of a M35 deuce and a half. The 31st RED HORSE Flight provides a highly mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide. The primary mission is to set-up field and contingency operations to support large-scale missions. Activities include heavy damage repair, barebase development and heavy engineering operations. The 31st RED HORSE Flight possess special capabilities, such as water-well drilling, explosive demolition, quarry operations, concrete mobile operations, material testing, expedient facility erection, ...

STAFF Sergeant (SSgt) Chris Presnell and SSgt Joseph Maison, from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Chris Presnell and SSgt Joseph Maison, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight, Camp Darby, Italy, work on the fro... More

STAFF Sergeant Joseph Maison, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight Camp Darby, Italy, works on the front axle of a M35 deuce and a half. The 31st RED HORSE Flight provides a highly mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide. The primary mission is to set-up field and contingency operations to support large-scale missions. Activities include heavy damage repair, barebase development and heavy engineering operations. The 31st RED HORSE Flight possess special capabilities, such as water-well drilling, explosive demolition, quarry operations, concrete mobile operations, material testing, expedient facility erection, and concrete and asphalt paving

STAFF Sergeant Joseph Maison, from the 31st RED HORSE Flight Camp Darb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Darby, Livorno State: Toscana Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SRA Dennis Henry Release Status... More

An Air Force Crewchief cleans the axle of the main landing gear while putting new brakes on a KC-10A Extender at Diego Garcia in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

An Air Force Crewchief cleans the axle of the main landing gear while ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Diego Garcia Country: British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT) Scene Major Command Shown: 28th AEW Scene ... More

AIRMAN First Class Thomas Cole, USAF, crewchief, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, and SENIOR AIRMAN Aaron Bickel, USAF, (right), 437th Maintenance Squadron (MS) manhandle the tire as STAFF Sergeant Kevin Posey, USAF, 437th MS pries the tire into place on the landing gear axle. The C-17 Globemaster III needed its tire changed shortly after arriving in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily

AIRMAN First Class Thomas Cole, USAF, crewchief, 437th Aircraft Genera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene... More

Stuck up to the axle a Light Armored Vehicle-25 (LAV-25) gets hooked up to a wench by STAFF Sergeant Charles R. Dozer, Maintenance CHIEF, Charlie Company 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) "War Pigs" from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)). The vehicle got stuck during EDGED MALLET '02, a training ops in Kenya, Africa

Stuck up to the axle a Light Armored Vehicle-25 (LAV-25) gets hooked u...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EDGED MALLET '02 Base: Manda Bay Naval Base State: Coast Country: Kenya (KEN) Scene Major Command Shown: 13 MEU Scene Camer... More

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Tony Picciolo, USAF, 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard (WIANG), and TSGT Frank Stephens, USAF, 157th ARW, New Hampshire ANG (NHANG), check the number 6 axle on a KC-135R Stratotanker prior to installing a new brake stack and tire. The aircraft and personnel deployed as part of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Tony Picciolo, USAF, 128th Air Refueling Win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Moron Air Base State: Sevilla Country: Spain (ESP) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Ope... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Danny Andujar, a Mechanic assigned to the Motor Transport Section, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), works to replace a spindle seal on the front axle of a High- Mobility Multi purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Danny Andujar, a Mechanic assign...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bryan Reed, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Motor Transport, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), replace a spindle seal on the front axle of a High- Mobility Multi purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Pictured left-to-right, SSGT Newton A. McPherson, Operations CHIEF, Sergeant (SGT) Leslie M. Lutrell, Maintenance CHIEF, and SGT Timothy J. Mooney, Line Non-Commissioned Officer

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Motor Transport, Battalion ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bryan Reed, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Mikhail Lynch, General-Purpose Vehicle Mechanic, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), attaches a rear axle on a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany. Unit members dressed in camouflage to help inspire esprit de corps and get them into training mode for Exercise Harley Saber 04-01

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Mikhail Lynch, General-Purpo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Spangdahlem Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: A1C Jos... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Joseph Salisbury, left, assists SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Benji Burgess while he installs an axle nut and securing a tire on an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter. SSGT Salisbury and SRA Burgess are both Crew Chiefs with the 391st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Joseph Salisbury, left, assi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: A1C Na1c Nichole Adamowicz, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Benji Burgess puts an axle jack pad on the main landing gear strut on an F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft prior to changing its tire. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Benji Burgess puts an axle jac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: A1C Na1c Nichole Adamowicz, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 2nd Class Ronda Carlson, Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class runs an anti-skid brake wire to an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft axle aboard the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). The ENTERPRISE Carrier Strike Group are currently underway in the Arabian Sea on a six-month deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism. Sept. 12, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class N.C. Kaylor) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 2nd Class Ronda Carlson, Aviation Electrician'...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Scene Camera Operator: MC3 N.C. Kaylor, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Sailors change an axle on the landing gear of an F/A-18C Hornet

Sailors change an axle on the landing gear of an F/A-18C Hornet

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 11, 2011) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Samual Hanhisalo, from Honolulu, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Shawn Canlas, from Mabalacat, Pampanga, changes an axle on the lan... More

Seabees rebuild the rear axle of a 420D backhoe.

Seabees rebuild the rear axle of a 420D backhoe.

SIGONELLA, Sicily (Feb. 14, 2012) Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Owen Boehm, left, and Construction Mechanic Constructionman Brandon Brooks, right, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6328

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6327

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6330

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Cen...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and ax... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6335

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Cen...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and ax... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6332

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6323

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6326

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6325

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6324

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two of the locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6329

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Three NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move toward Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6331

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two NASA railroad locomotives at Kennedy Space Center in Florida move into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6334

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Cen...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and ax... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between two locomotives.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6333

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Cen...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA railroad locomotive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida moves into Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF. The operation was to allow wheel and ax... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lift NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks and moved aside, so locomotive No. 3 could be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6350

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 ou...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lif... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks to be moved aside, clearing the way for locomotive No. 3 to be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6340

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks to be moved aside, cle... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotives No. 2 and 3 out after wheel and axle assemblies to be swapped between locomotives 2 and 3.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6355

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotives No. 2 and 3 out after wheel and axle assemblie... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lift NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks and moved aside, so locomotive No. 3 could be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6353

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 ou...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lif... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane moves NASA locomotive No. 2 aside after being lifted off of its trucks, clearing the way for locomotive No. 3 to be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6341

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane moves NASA locomotive No. 2 aside after being lifted off of its truc... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks to be moved aside, clearing the way for locomotive No. 3 to be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6339

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks to be moved aside, cle... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lift NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks and moved aside, so locomotive No. 3 could be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6354

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 ou...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lif... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks to be moved aside, clearing the way for locomotive No. 3 to be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6338

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks to be moved aside, cle... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA railroad locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotives 2 and 3 away from Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, where wheel and axle assemblies were swapped between locomotives 2 and 3.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6356

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA railro...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA railroad locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotives 2 and 3 away from Launch Complex 39 area's Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, where whe... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 3 moving it into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.      The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6347

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 3 moving it into position atop the trucks ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 3 off of its trucks to be moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6343

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane lifts NASA locomotive No. 3 off of its trucks to be moved into posit... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lift NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks and moved aside, so locomotive No. 3 could be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6352

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 ou...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA locomotive No. 1 pulls locomotive No. 3 out of the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside, an overhead crane was used to lif... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane is prepared for lifting NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks and moved aside, clearing the way for locomotive No. 3 to be raised off its trucks and moved into position atop the trucks previously used by locomotive No. 2.       The RPSF was built to support work on the solid rocket used motors during the space shuttle era. The facility had never previously been used for another purpose, but is now free to serve other customers. With rails running into the building's high bay and a pair of heavy-lift cranes positioned overhead, the facility's capabilities were a perfect fit for the NASA Railroad's needs. Railroad managers wanted to trade the wheel and axle assemblies, or trucks, of locomotives No. 2 and No. 3. Locomotive No. 3 was painstakingly restored in recent years by the NASA Railroad team, and handles much of the rail work required at the center in the post-shuttle era. But the trucks on locomotive No. 2 are in better shape and are more environmentally friendly. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/rpsf_locomotives.html Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6337

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facil...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility, or RPSF, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an overhead crane is prepared for lifting NASA locomotive No. 2 off of its trucks and ... More