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Ira Schreiber

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WEATHER
« on: July 31, 2008, 01:10:48 PM »
The forcast looks rather wet for this weekend. What's the plan for work in the rain besides get wet?
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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 08:14:15 PM »
Hopefully not get struck by lightening....

Allready calling for bad thunder storms tomorrow night, hopefully no tornadoes  this time.

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 04:01:33 PM »
Speaking of weather, I wonder if anyone could set up the weather radar page on the new site like we had on the old one. 

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 07:10:00 PM »
« Last Edit: August 02, 2008, 12:17:50 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 05:48:46 AM »
Here it is.

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 11:49:41 AM »
Last weekend we had some lovely thunderstorms on Sunday morning, with drenching rain and several 'flash-boom!' lightning flashes up at Alna Center. Our intrepid train men never flinched, however.
I remarked that I was a little nervous being around all that nice, conductive metal, but was reminded that you never hear about trains hit by lightning. Anyone care to comment on that? I have read that being in the water is a very bad thing around thunderstorms, so I'm not sure why being on tracks that extend for miles and sitting on a steam engine would be relatively benign.

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 03:41:46 PM »
During the 18 years I spent as a professional railroader, I never heard of a train being struck by lightning. However, the rail is a different story. I've had many a late-night call to go out and shut down crossing signals that had been the victims of electricity from above. I've seen insulated joints and lightning arrestors fried by lightning bolts, not to mention relays and even a service entrance or two. I'm thinking the reason one is generally safe while in the engine cab or otherwise on board is that there is no ground (earth), but if you were a trainman and were climbing on or off at the instant of the lightning strike, it could be a different story. If we were switching when a lightning storm came up, we generally hunkered down in the cab until the excitement abated.

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 08:17:35 PM »
There's a recent discussion on RR.NET/MBTA RAIL OPS about TROLLEYS and trolley wire getting hit by lightning.
Apparently not so uncommon. ;)

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 05:08:12 PM »
Just to make you Mainers feel better, it was 79* here in Denver yesterday and 66* today. Probably a blizzard next week!

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 06:56:54 PM »
I don't think it made it above freezing today. The ground has started to get enough frost in it to be troublesome to shovel. And my pond has it's first layer of ice covering it, though not strong enough to hold a mouse yet.
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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 12:33:19 AM »
I don't think it made it above freezing today. The ground has started to get enough frost in it to be troublesome to shovel. And my pond has it's first layer of ice covering it, though not strong enough to hold a mouse yet.

Can we assume then that the mouse came back and told you this? ;)

There was Ice down here in New London on the piers!  :o

Hope it warms up tomorow, I have duty. :-\

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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2008, 12:19:19 AM »
Looks like it would be clear skys for now but we have some snow on are way! I must warn you guys that that snow cloud on radar is what struck us in Chicago hard so get your snow plows ready!  8) :o :-\ ;)
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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2008, 08:44:42 AM »
Put it on the diesel last Saturday. Can't be any more ready than that. ;D
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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2008, 12:47:27 PM »
Yeah and I just installed a 42" snow blower on my 20hp John Deere.  Let the snow begin.
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Re: WEATHER
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 09:34:51 PM »
Any word on damage from the ice storm?