BNSF Hauling Military Vehicles
BNSF military train passes San Clemente Pier making its way to San Diego, California.
Seen here are M1 Abram Tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles in a rare sighting along the coastline near Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton. The equipment belonged to the United States Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, from Fort Bliss, TX.
The M1 Abrams tank weighs 60 tons and cost an average of $6.21 million dollars each to produce. Known as the “Cadillac” of tanks, the M1 Abrams travel distances of up to 265 miles!
At a maximum speed of 42 MPH with a 120mm cannon and other heavy machine guns, the M1 Abrams tank is a beast!
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