cold in midwest..how Cold is it??

cold in midwest..how Cold is it??

Postby calitom » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:58 am

they set the tracks on fire at railway in chicago

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Postby MungoBrush » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:01 am

It's all part of God's plan

"God wanted Trump to be president" - Sarah Saunders
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47066659
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Postby Rolluplostinspace » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:21 pm

The tracks are made to be set on fire because deep freezing is not uncommon there.

When the cold hits, it isn't the trains that have trouble. It's the switches that direct the cars between tracks that freeze, and when a switch fails, it can compromise an entire line. To keep the switches functioning, the Long Island Railroad uses the centuries-old method of burning kerosene or natural gas to keep everything running.

The Long Island Railroad, the busiest commuter rail line in the United States, has dozens of switch heaters throughout its 700-mile system. Most use electric heating elements, other older ones burn natural gas, and the even older "switch pots" burn kerosene. Trackmen work through the nastiest of storms, lighting the heaters and dousing switches with Hexane, which is then ignited to melt the ice.

https://www.wired.com/2014/02/fire-on-tracks/
So there's no danger of it being the wrong kind of fire.
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Postby calitom » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:06 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:The tracks are made to be set on fire because deep freezing is not uncommon there.

When the cold hits, it isn't the trains that have trouble. It's the switches that direct the cars between tracks that freeze, and when a switch fails, it can compromise an entire line. To keep the switches functioning, the Long Island Railroad uses the centuries-old method of burning kerosene or natural gas to keep everything running.

The Long Island Railroad, the busiest commuter rail line in the United States, has dozens of switch heaters throughout its 700-mile system. Most use electric heating elements, other older ones burn natural gas, and the even older "switch pots" burn kerosene. Trackmen work through the nastiest of storms, lighting the heaters and dousing switches with Hexane, which is then ignited to melt the ice.

https://www.wired.com/2014/02/fire-on-tracks/
So there's no danger of it being the wrong kind of fire.


the midwest...very cold in winter and hot and humid in the summer.the good part of it is the nice,down to earth neighborly people.
I lived in iowa in 1982..in a small farm town. great great people.the hog farmers(ansd the other farmers as well )would come into town for breakfast
to socialize a bit.Most of these guys were huge due to all that hard lifting work.
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Postby Rolluplostinspace » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:49 pm

For Tom .... Yorkshire pudding.
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Postby Grafenwalder » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:04 pm

Chillcago :kinell:

Minus 20 but double that with wind chill so if you venture outside, don't breathe! All down to global warming Tom but don't tell Trump. Come summer it will be baking hot there.

Nice to see a hotel opened it's doors to 70 homeless courtesy of an anonymous "Good Samaritan" who paid for the rooms.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/31/us/c ... index.html

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/yw8v ... west-vgtrn
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Postby calitom » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:23 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:For Tom .... Yorkshire pudding.


looks amazing..reminds of the camp mess hall up in northern ontario,canada...we had YP every week.
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Postby calitom » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:24 pm

Grafenwalder wrote:Chillcago :kinell:

Minus 20 but double that with wind chill so if you venture outside, don't breathe! All down to global warming Tom but don't tell Trump. Come summer it will be baking hot there.

Nice to see a hotel opened it's doors to 70 homeless courtesy of an anonymous "Good Samaritan" who paid for the rooms.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/31/us/c ... index.html

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/yw8v ... west-vgtrn


Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
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Postby Grafenwalder » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:45 pm

calitom wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:Chillcago :kinell:

Minus 20 but double that with wind chill so if you venture outside, don't breathe! All down to global warming Tom but don't tell Trump. Come summer it will be baking hot there.

Nice to see a hotel opened it's doors to 70 homeless courtesy of an anonymous "Good Samaritan" who paid for the rooms.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/31/us/c ... index.html

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/yw8v ... west-vgtrn


Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

Apparently you closed your last workhouse in the late 50's some 20 years after us here in UK. https://www.quora.com/Did-the-USA-have- ... in-Britain

As for throwing 'em into prisons, since when has having no home been a criminal offence in that good ol' land of the free? :dunno:
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Postby calitom » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:48 pm

Grafenwalder wrote:
calitom wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:Chillcago :kinell:

Minus 20 but double that with wind chill so if you venture outside, don't breathe! All down to global warming Tom but don't tell Trump. Come summer it will be baking hot there.

Nice to see a hotel opened it's doors to 70 homeless courtesy of an anonymous "Good Samaritan" who paid for the rooms.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/31/us/c ... index.html

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/yw8v ... west-vgtrn


Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

Apparently you closed your last workhouse in the late 50's some 20 years after us here in UK. https://www.quora.com/Did-the-USA-have- ... in-Britain

As for throwing 'em into prisons, since when has having no home been a criminal offence in that good ol' land of the free? :dunno:


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Postby Fletch » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:50 pm

calitom wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:For Tom .... Yorkshire pudding.


looks amazing..reminds of the camp mess hall up in northern ontario,canada...we had YP every week.


Of course the batter recipe (minus the ground pepper) is just like that used for sweet dishes like pancakes. And this was how leftover Yorkshire pudding pieces were used up; reheated and served with jam or fruit or syrup the next day

https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Y ... e-Pudding/
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