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Date: 01/12/21 20:08
Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: Alco251




Date: 01/12/21 20:14
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ




Date: 01/12/21 20:24
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: monaddave

Required reading for those wanting to live in the wildland-urban interface...

https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295747934/the-grizzly-in-the-driveway/

Dave in MT



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/21 20:24 by monaddave.



Date: 01/12/21 20:53
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: RuleG

monaddave Wrote:
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> Required reading for those wanting to live in the
> wildland-urban interface...
>
> https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295747934/the-gri
> zzly-in-the-driveway/
>
> Dave in MT

I have no desire to live in the "wildland-urban interface," but that book looks really interesting.



Date: 01/13/21 10:15
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: TAW

Twenty-five-ish years ago, a BN double grain train (108 cars was a double back then) got away coming down from Summit (MT), putting 107 cars over the side around Windy Point. BN cleaned up the wreck, and figuring that since the grain was natural, they could just leave it. Well, after a while, with some seasonal changes, the pile of grain turned into (effectively) beer. It became a local hangout for the Griz, many of which got into the habit of imbibing until they became roaring drunk. This kind of upset the forest service and national park folks, who then required BN to go back and clean it all up - about 10,700 tons of moldy, fermented grain.

TAW



Date: 01/13/21 10:33
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: Bob3985

I live on the east end of Cheyenne about 1/4 mile north of the tripl;e track mainline and have had deer grazing in my front yard, be it rarely.
Right now we have the invasion of the rabbits. Foxes should not be too far behind and hawks.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/13/21 13:13
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: tomstp

The San Luis and Rio Grande dumped several cars of barley on the east side of Le Vata pass.  After a while  it was a regular eating (and drinking) place for the bears.  I saw 6 there one time passing the spot with 2 passed out bears and one so drunk he was having trouble walking. Crews told me they were there every day .



Date: 01/13/21 14:03
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: EMD2024

TAW Wrote:
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> Twenty-five-ish years ago, a BN double grain train
> (108 cars was a double back then) got away coming
> down from Summit (MT), putting 107 cars over the
> side around Windy Point. BN cleaned up the wreck,
> and figuring that since the grain was natural,
> they could just leave it. Well, after a while,
> with some seasonal changes, the pile of grain
> turned into (effectively) beer. It became a local
> hangout for the Griz, many of which got into the
> habit of imbibing until they became roaring drunk.
> This kind of upset the forest service and national
> park folks, who then required BN to go back and
> clean it all up - about 10,700 tons of moldy,
> fermented grain.
>
> TAW

"Roaring drunk"...I see what you did there.

MWPerkins

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Date: 01/13/21 14:48
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: TAW

EMD2024 Wrote:
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>
> "Roaring drunk"...I see what you did there.
>

Subtle, wasn't it?

TAW



Date: 01/13/21 19:07
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: ProAmtrak

I never knew bears knew how to party!



Date: 01/13/21 19:59
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: towazy

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> I never knew bears knew how to party!

   85 Chicago Bears.  Party animals.  

jus sayin



Date: 01/13/21 20:05
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: DTrainshooter

The Hamms bear is always hammered...



Date: 01/13/21 20:33
Re: Trains vs. Bears Update
Author: Drknow

DTrainshooter Wrote:
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> The Hamms bear is always hammered...

From the land of sky blue waters. Hamm’s. The beer refreshing.
I’m old.

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