|THIS RUN-A-WAY TRAIN WAS VERY CLOSE TO VEERING INTO THE ICY WATERS OF THE HARBOR|
|HOW NICE THIS MORNING TO SEE SUNLIGHT POURING THROUGH THE TREES CASTING SHADOWS ACROSS BARE AND DRY ROADS.|
|HOW NICE TO SEE A SUNNY LANDSCAPE AGAIN EVEN IF IT IS SNOW|
A train wreck occurred in the Goderich harbor Monday afternoon so Pheebs and I headed up that way to see if we could get a few photos. Train Derails In Goderich The road down to the south harbor is closed of course and I suspect it will be for a while as heavy equipment will probably have to be moved into place to begin cleaning up the wreck site. It is totally amazing there were no injuries or deaths but it easily could have been. We slipped down on the north side of the harbor where I could look across and grab a few long telephoto shots. There was no sign of activity around the wreckage yet but I figure by this afternoon, plans will be in motion, and heavy equipment will begin to roll in to rectify the situation as soon as possible. Train Wreck Update
|THE TRAIN WRECK, VIEWED FROM ATOP A BLUFF ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR IS TO THE RIGHT|
|THE TWO DIESEL ENGINES WITH THIRTY FOUR CARS BEHIND THEM PLOWED INTO THIS OLD FISHING SHED|
|HAD IT TRAVELED ANOTHER 50 FEET IT WOULD HAVE STRUCK TWO LARGE CONSTRUCTION MACHINES|
|LOOKING ACROSS THE GODERICH HARBOR TO THE SOUTHWEST|
|AND HERE'S THE THING.....THERE ARE NO RAILS UNDER ANY OF THOSE CARS|
|THE TRAIN REACHED THE SPOT WHERE THE RAILS ENDED, CRASHED THROUGH, AND TRAVELED ACROSS A WIDE DIRT PARKING LOT SIDESWIPING A PICK-UP TRUCK....YOU CAN SEE THE PICK-UP AT THE EXTREME LEFT|
|THE DOMED BUILDING IS THE BEACH STREET STATION RESTAURANT|
|TRAIN WRECK AT THE LEFT|
|FOLKS IN THEIR VEHICLES DOWN TO THE HARBOR FOR A LOOK SEE|
|THE ALGOMA NIAGARA TAKING ON A LOAD OF SALT AT THE SALT MINE|
|HARBOR TUG OCEAN A SIMARD SLOWLY MOVES AWAY FROM THE DOCK....I'M GUESS ITS GOING TO WORK AT BREAKING UP SOME OF THE HARBOR ICE|
A couple sunny days ahead with slightly milder temperatures and then we go into a deep freeze for the next couple weeks with temps going as low as low14F. All cloudy days and it looks like we are in for a lot of snow.
|HAD THE TRAIN WITH ITS LOAD OF GRAIN NOT DERAILED IT WOULD HAVE TRAVELED THESE TRACKS HEADING EAST TO STRATFORD ONTARIO AND BEYOND|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( There were three little boys visiting their grandparents. The oldest came out and asked his grandpa, "Can you make a sound like a frog, Grandpappy? Grandpa (being in a kind of ill mood) responds, "No, I don't really want to make the sound of a frog now." So, the second little boy comes out and asks his grandfather, "Will you please make a sound like a frog?" Grandpa again says, "No, not now. I don't really want to do that. I'm in a grumpy mood. Maybe later." Then the third little boy comes out and says, "Grandpa, oh please...Please, please will you make a sound like a frog?" "Why do all of you boys want me to make a sound like a frog?" Grandpa asked. The little boy replied with a hopeful face, "Well, Mom said that when you croak we get to go to Disney World!"
What do you call a wedding usher in Dublin Ireland? An Irish sitter!
Why did the dude only smell good on the right side? He didn't know where to buy Left Guard!