Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pallisades Park

There are climbers on these walls, if you look closely. While I was never a rock climber, they had a beautiful day for it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sky and Clouds

The Midwest has "interesting" weather throughout the year. In winter it takes the form of deep snow and blizzards, and in summer our interesting weather is thunderstorms and rain. Sometimes these storms can be quite destructive to trees and buildings, but they often produce spectacular cloud and light shows. Here are a few I've seen recently.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Railroad stew and sunshine

Ate a plate of railroad stew provided by the club. It was excellent. Rode in the caboose. It was a fine day enjoyed with good friends. I'll try to switch subjects tomorrow. Perhaps people are getting tired of railroad related images.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Supervisors track maintainer

There is a small number of people who restore and run antique railroad track maintainers. These are sometimes called "speeders" which is a misnomer as they only hit a top speed of about 25 mph. But they are fun to ride on if the weather is pleasant.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Railroad Days at Prairie Village

The blue diesel locomotive and engineer get to work for a day at Prairie Village in Madison, SD. Local railroad buffs got to ride on and play with all sorts of equipment.
This 1938 Dodge pickup truck hauled wood to cook a free chicken stew lunch made in cast iron spiders. Both stew and day were fine.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010