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Date: 05/11/22 08:30
Remember the flood of '11?
Author: santafe199

A certain dark level of human nature allows us all to derive some bit of fascination with scenes of devastation courtesy of Mother Nature. It’s a characteristic precious of us can avoid. I’ll try to mask my own dark fascination... In the Flood of 2011 I was extremely impressed with how the experts could accurately forecast the flood beforehand. And I was equally impressed at how quickly and how well the affected RRs built up their territory enough to deal with that coming flood. Engineering like that is to be considered absolutely heroic!

Here is a Google Maps link from the very same spot I shot this image:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.4101216,-94.9026543,3a,75y,208.44h,92.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6I-zXHz3MDfMPQEacMmrWQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en ).

1. Flood scene at Weston, MO on July 3, 2011. This is BNSF (ex-BN, nee CB&Q) main line territory between Kansas City & St Joseph. The Weston depot is just out of frame to the left.

Thanks for the snorkel!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/22 08:31 by santafe199.




Date: 05/11/22 08:35
Re: Remember the flood of '11?
Author: Copy19

We were very busy at the Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs moving artifacts and records upstairs and or off site.  We stayed dry but it was close.

JB  - Omaha



Date: 05/11/22 08:51
Re: Remember the flood of '11?
Author: pwh

Interesting picture.  I'm impressed that nothing shorted out the circuit to the street lamp and that it is lite.



Date: 05/11/22 09:48
Re: Remember the flood of '11?
Author: santafe199

pwh Wrote: > ... I'm impressed that nothing shorted out the circuit to the street lamp ...

Good point! Meanwhile I'm trying to figure out where the "G" went from that crossbuck. This is a digital image so I can't blame it on my frisky Epson slide scanner. And I'm no longer involved with electronic dart leagues in which beer drinkin' is almost de rigueur. So I can't blame it on photo-editing while in a left-over stupen druncor...   ;^)

Hmmm...



Date: 05/11/22 09:52
Re: Remember the flood of '11?
Author: jerryp5878

The google street view shows the cross bucks painted much better now!
Jerry



Date: 05/11/22 11:23
Re: Remember the flood of '11?
Author: callum_out

I was really impressed that my normal 3 hour trip to Kansas City was taking 5 hours!

Out 



Date: 05/11/22 12:18
Re: Remember the flood of '11?
Author: Ritzville

pwh Wrote:
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> Interesting picture.  I'm impressed that nothing
> shorted out the circuit to the street lamp and
> that it is lite.

I second that!!

Larry



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