Get your goods from point A to point B with this slow, but reliable cargo barge.
About this creation
The LIU Cargo Barge
Get your goods from point A to point B with the Ludgonian Industrial Union's slow, but reliable cargo barge.
A view down the long flat deck of the barge. The Cargo Barge sports 432 square studs of loading space. (May be more or less, the LIU was too lazy to actually count). Sturdy rails keep the cargo on board during hard turns.
A view from the top.
Each side of the barge is armed with a built in scale to weigh cargo. How can you weigh something in the zero gravity of space? The LIU won't tell, its a trade secret.
A forward view of the cabin. Not much else to say here.
The top of the cabin is loaded with sensors and communication devices. There is also a air intake for the cabin's A/C and three large antennas on the back for the CB radio.
This Cargo Barge was personalized by the crew. They loved digital Star Wars Chess so much, the decorated the cabin with chessboards...
The Cargo Barge is built for power, not speed. Here is a pic of its four pulse engines that give it all its horsepower. The center thruster is fusion powered and gives the Cargo Barge its limited speed.
An overview of the Cargo Barge's cabin. A crew of four operates this sophisticated spacecraft.
The female pilot steers the Cargo Barge with advanced computers. She is not given a wind screen to see out of, as the cargo usually blocks the view anyway.
To the pilot's right is the quartermaster. He keeps inventory of the barge's cargo.
To the pilot's left is the communication/engineering station. Note the red CB radio that gives the crew such joy. Its like an endless soap opera broadcast over the airwaves. Breaker, Breaker...
No, this is not a DJ table. This is the captain's intergrated monitoring system. Here he can keep an eye on his crew's work. Note the switches that turn on the Cargo Barges lights or turns off the CB when the crew gets too rowdy or raunchy.
A small bathroom for the long deliveries. A small half wall gives some privacy, but the female pilot is not so thrilled with it.
Although it is not standard for all Cargo Barges, this crew enjoys ice cream so much, they brought a freezer on board. They still enjoy the CB more...
The front of the Cargo Barge is large enough to hold the versatile Hercules .
Here is some cargo from the last delivery.
From left to right: The angry Captain, the smirking Quartermaster, the beautiful Pilot, and the hip Comm/Engineer Officer.Note the two on the right. They have been in the business for several years and have earned their red vests and pins from the Trademaster's Guild.
Why is the captain so angry? He is on his way down the ranking system after a bad hair dye. His smirking Quartermaster is the soon to be Captain.