We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
BNSF has been using a machine like this since 1987. Union Pacific started a couple of years later. Both railroads used the TLM to convert wood ties to concrete on their main coal routes from the powder river basinin wyoming to Kansas City. Quite the operation I was EIC for a while in 1987.