January 22, 2012
|Jeremy writes: Today most people would ether go snowmobiling, or ice fishing, But on this day with fresh snow, I decided to go dig out the trains and check the track.
We have about 4 inches of fresh powder snow. Yesterday I shovelled off the crossing and around the sheep barn.
Today I shovelled off the upper loop, and all the way down to the sheep crossing. I tried to use my loco to plow off the tracks, just to see if it would work. That failed! So out came Lady Di. The front is round, so the snow can be pushed off to the side. Works good, but you've got to be moving!! I wish I had a movie camera.
Wow! are there ever some frost heaves! I thought I would have derailed but I didn't. On the way up I stopped to clean off the switches using a push broom. But it was hard the get going again. The loco would just set their spinning it wheels. When this happens it makes ice on top of the rail head. About on the third try the front end jump off do to ice build up. And of course I was moving pretty good. But if I going to derail, might as well do a good job.
Once around I parked the two locos next to each other, with snow stuck on the front plows. I thought it made a good picture.
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