Proto Photos 2/12/07
Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:40 PM
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:03 AM
Welcome to the VSC forum! Glad you enjoyed the pics!
V Scale Creations
Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:08 PM
... Keep in mind snow in Arkansas is a rare thing...and today's forecast was flurries in the morning, no accumulation...partly cloudy by noon and clearing the rest of the day.
Sometimes that's a good thing ... Below was my assignment on Friday. The first thing we did was put it on the ground. That alerted us that every frog, crossing and flangeway was packed with ice. After an hour or so of monkeying around, we got the plow back on the rails. The drift out by the yard limit in the picture was the first one we hit. The tallest was six foot - not too bad as these things go - but it was packed sleet, snow and ice. Really put the GE on her knees.
It took us three hours to plow and flange the line. Not bad considering everything had to be pick-axed out by hand. There were two switch crews and the plow crew doing the work.
When we got back, there was switching and flanging to do in the yard. At 20F and 20 mph winds, everything was slow motion. After everything was cleared and made up at 4PM, I then had to do an initial terminal inspection. Finally marked off at 6PM, after 10.5 hours. I didn't get a whole lot done in the evening besides sit by the stove and thaw. (Sorry Bill and Andre, I should have been doing more testing on the link and pin draft gear for the ON ...)
Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:20 AM
Glad it was you and not me in that cold! There are times that working outdoors is nice and then there are the other times....
Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:16 PM