Up in Flames: Here's What Happened to the World's Largest Trackless Trains

These oversized "trucks" could basically travel over almost any terrain.
Derya Ozdemir

Have you ever heard of Robert Gilmour LeTourneau? Born in Richford, Vermont, he was a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery and was widely considered as one of the finest inventors of all time. It was his specialty to develop enormous overland vehicles, and his land trains, which were well ahead of their time, can be called the pinnacle of his achievement. 

In the mid to late 1950s and early 1960s, he and his company built some of the world's longest and largest vehicles to handle logistics without relying on local road or rail systems. These weird, innovative, and interesting machines would allow them to operate in remote locations. In this video by the YouTuber Calum, you can learn more about Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, his company, and the massive machinery they produced, so if you want to find out the story of these distinctive cars, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.

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