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Date: 11/26/12 19:29
Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: RyanWilkerson

Earlier this month, we headed to Cantara Loop to see a northbound train pass in the rain.

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails








Date: 11/26/12 19:41
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: nycman

Interesting the way the rain plays in the headlight/ditchlight beams.



Date: 11/26/12 19:42
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: DynamicBrake

That last shot's a winner Ryan, thanks for sharing.

Kent in Carmel Valley



Date: 11/26/12 20:10
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: spdaylight

Great area . . . rain or shine . . . thanks for braving the elements and posting the results!



Date: 11/26/12 21:34
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: TCnR

That's an interesting above-ground drainage system.



Date: 11/26/12 22:27
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: coach

Major spelling error:

--it should read "ensures", not "insures." The volunteers are not "insuring"( i.e. providing financial recovery) this effort of theirs, they are "ensuring" their river's future by dedicating themselves through action and effort, not via obligatory financial payments.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/12 22:28 by coach.



Date: 11/26/12 22:37
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: RyanWilkerson

TCnR Wrote:
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> That's an interesting above-ground drainage
> system.

Haha...how else would the river get the water?

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails



Date: 11/26/12 22:38
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: RyanWilkerson

coach Wrote:
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> Major spelling error:
>
> --it should read "ensures", not "insures." The
> volunteers are not "insuring"( i.e. providing
> financial recovery) this effort of theirs, they
> are "ensuring" their river's future by dedicating
> themselves through action and effort, not via
> obligatory financial payments.

I'm sure UP had insurance on the brain with this project!

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails



Date: 11/27/12 03:41
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: OHfrog

The extra rail in the middle on curves and bridges..for extra stability of rail bed?



Date: 11/27/12 07:46
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: funnelfan

OHfrog Wrote:
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> The extra rail in the middle on curves and
> bridges..for extra stability of rail bed?

No, it's to keep derailed cars close to the centerline of the track so they don't pile up on the bridge and destroy it. They are called guard rails and will keep derailed wheels in line long enough to clear the bridge.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 11/27/12 08:59
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: TCnR

The spill is still an amazing sore spot in the area. Also amazed at the number of people I meet outside of the area, the state, the country who know about the spill. Mention Dunsmuir and it's the first thing in many people's minds. Kinda surprising since spills happened so many times in the area, I guess it's a sign of changes in ecological awareness.



Date: 11/27/12 15:26
Re: Wet @ Cantara Loop
Author: xsphogger

I'll bet the SP wished they had those "guard-rails" in place before the 1991 disaster.



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