This Space for Rent

Aug 30, 2021

At least (most of) the levees held this time around.

The main power supply into NOLA is down because one of the towers holding the power main up over the river blew down during Ida

16 years exactly, and here we are again. No power, some suburban towns under 10 feet of water, and another slow-moving train wreck is underway :-(

Thank goodness Biden is president and we have someone who will shovel aid into the area instead of doing photo ops and encouraging some good old fashioned ethnic cleansing.

Aug 27, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

railroad mite

The railroad modeller and a stack of Alcos (plus one single solitary RS12) in the throes of being remodelled

RSC2m picture of the day

579 in Eau Claire

A sunny spring day in Eau Claire, 46 years ago when the Milwaukee Road still rostered a fistful of Alcos. 579 stayed clean and tidy right up until the day when it was dragged off to the scrappers :-(

Aug 23, 2021

RSC2m picture of the day

578 switches the North La Crosse yard

578 switches a couple of blocks west of the Milwaukee Road/Amtrak depot in La Crosse (at Liberty Street, where the green house in the background still stands, though not as green as it was half a century ago.)

Aug 20, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Locomotive repair

Dust Mite repairs a locomotive

Aug 14, 2021

Back in service

Up against the wall

Painted, rested, and ready (modulo a rando bag, which I need so I can carry tools & fud) for short rides in the country.

Aug 13, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Sparkly bike, non-sparkly mite

Dust Mite & the freshly painted traditional randonneuse

Aug 06, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Rocking mite

Rocking chair Mite

Aug 01, 2021

Trolley picture of the day

Sunset interurban

A southbound train pops out of the sun @ 12th & Clinton


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