Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

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  • Switch Stands, posted 2013-02-01

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    Whether you call them switch stands, switch throws, or something else, these devices for selecting a route where two tracks diverged came in a variety of sizes and shapes. Sometimes a railroad standardized on one shape, or maybe two, while on other railroads you might see several different types. The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis has a variety in their yard including the three types shown here.

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  • Geese, posted 2013-02-01

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    Last night I posted a photo of the sky filled with geese from January 2012. Tonight’s image is from the same series. The geese would land in farm fields, feed for several minutes and then, as if some signal was given, all lift off within a matter of a few seconds, circle for a while and then land in the same or another field and repeat the process. The only other place I have seen a mass liftoff like this […]

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