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Here's something you don't see every day.   A USAF 737 that, 7 years after being built, is still in it's factory primer, covered with unknown sensors that are literally taped to the fuselage of the jet.  

 

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The full article is here:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/34084/the-mysterious-case-of-the-air-forces-new-strangely-modified-737

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Pretty cool. 

And, for a bit of B737 and P-8 Poseidon trivia, here's something seen on many days by railfans in certain parts of western US, 

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/699988/

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As long as the flooding in Nebraska keeps disrupting the Boeing trains, the special cargo will continue to be routed through Denver. Here we see four 737 fuselages and three support cars at the head end of a BNSF freight heading into Fort Collins, Colorado. They will eventually pass through Fort Collins on the way to Cheyenne and then ultimately to Seattle, where the fuselages will be assembled with wings and landing gear.

 

and,

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/499069/

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Remarks & Notes A Boeing 737 fuselage takes a ride on the railroad. Before they ever fly, Boeing 737s make their first trip by rail, including a ride through the Cascade Tunnel on Stevens Pass in Washington state. This shot was taken at East Berne, about two miles from the east portal of the Cascade Tunnel.

Posted by on September 22, 2014 

Based on the lack of side windows and extra openings at the nose, this look to be a P-8 Poseidon fuselage, Nice catch!

 

 

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