KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - If you were cursing the miles of traffic backed up on Highway 31 just north west of Kilgore and asking yourself why, why, why, wh- you get the idea, then here is the answer to the question that plagued drivers from 10:30am to 3pm on Monday.
It took nearly 300 tires and 360,000 pounds of equipment to transport a 640,000 pound gas/water separator tank from Surface Equipment Corporation in Kilgore to the railroad station. Add it all up and you get a grand total of 1,000,000 pounds moving across East Texas.
The tank is beginning its journey across the globe by catching a ride on the Union Pacific. Once aboard, It will make it's way to Houston where it will hop on a boat and sail away to its new home in Egypt's oil fields.