Sometimes new tunnels in the Twin Cities have to go through other material than Sandstone. For large projects, TBMs or Tunnel Boring Machines are brough in. This one is a minature cousin of the machines used to dig such projects as the English Channel or the MSP light rail tunnels.
Topside we encounter some pipes and holes, and make inappropriate jokes about your mom's pipes and holes.
Oh hey, this hole has a toy train in it!
They left the keys in the mine train! We uh... definitely didn't drive it around... no, certainly not.
I have no idea....
Aaaand, the TBM, also with the keys in it! We were going to drive it to someone's basement, but figured the workers would notice our 2ft/day getaway.
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