Thursday, July 27, 2017

War On Coal

Is the war on coal over under President Trump? The marshalling yard at Gurnsey, WY is active again. Busiest I’ve seen it in the past year and a half.

Deferred Maintenance

Think it is past time for my company to fix this clown car. Perhaps things will change. Our ‘stuperviser’ has quit. No loss, she would be hard pressed to organize a two car funeral. No replacement in sight.

Open Road Joys

Narrow two lane highway, 90° day, following an open 40’ trailer loaded with raw material for an animal byproducts plant. Slight improvement after passing and falling in behind a bullhauler (cattle truck).


Message on a highway information sign on I-25 near Wellington, CO.
“301 Traffic Deaths”
“Real People”
“Real Families”

August is usually an interesting month driving on our route. Sturgis traffic. Tourists, thunderstorms and tornadoes.

 August 21st should be extremely interesting. Our route goes through the solar eclipse totality path. Every motel, RV park, etc. has been reserved for months. Should be three days of clusterfuck traffic between the tourists and the locals who can’t drive worth sour owl shit in the best of times. Fun, fun, fun.

 Must enjoy the summer.


Old NFO said...

Time for a vacation??? :-)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Time to win the lottery and retire permanently.

LL said...

People booked rooms in advance to watch a solar eclipse? Don't they have jobs and lives?

Ok, I do understand Sturgis, though I've never attended the festival. It's one of those see and be seen things with a bunch of Gucci bikers hanging out trying to be as cool as the Sons of Anarchy.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Per a friend who is a Torrington, WY native, some of those reservations are five years old.

Last year encountered a group from Norway passing through Kimball, NE. Part of an organized tour with two motor homes and rental motorcycles. They had the costumes down cold. Until they talked, they looked like typical yuppie posers. Wonder how much that trip set them back?

drjim said...

The last couple of times we were in FTC, I noticed the coal cars running South on the rail line that bisects the city.

I also noticed signs on most of the gas pumps stating that 100% of the crude used to make the gas being sold was from either Colorado or Wyoming.

It made me smile!

At this point in time I don't think we'll be in FTC for the eclipse.

We might not be there until Spring....

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The eclipse in FTC will be about 50%.

Selling a house for a decent price isn't always easy. Wishing you luck.