OLD AGE AND TREACHERY WILL OVERCOME YOUTH AND SKILL.
And on the eighth day God said, "Okay, Murphy, you're in charge!" ~Author Unknown
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Keeping The Lights On
My employer services many mines, coal and others, with "hotshot" freight deliveries. Seems a large power plant will use up to 180 railcar loads of coal per 24 hours. Producing that coal is a huge undertaking.
This is one of the smaller mines in the Wyoming Powder River Basin.
Probably a good idea to heed railroad crossing signals.
My #1 year around hazard.
My # 1 Winter hazard - blowing snow. During the day, the sun warms the pavement just enough to melt the blowing snow. Not enough to evaporate the moisture. Come night fall; black ice.
The secondary roads can be interesting.
A calm day in Wyoming. See the flags?
Not to complain; I get a decent check to do the work. My employer is among the best I've ever worked for.
Semi retired road warrior, car salesman, occasional repo man. Father of three fine sons. Once a Blue Dog Democrat. Once a soldier; once a pilot. Rolling along life's highway proving there is no fool like an old fool.