It’s rare that one gets a chance to see this much work happening on the railroad – we often take them for granted. But I’ve taken a few photographs to illustrate just what a railroad tie replacement project looks like, from the crews to the equipment.
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If Dr. Michael ascribes sin to evolution, doesn’t that invalidate a crucial concept of the Bible?
There is one thing about heading into the Fells that is quite different from, say, a trip to the local playground. If you live in an urban area, you are not likely to encounter, say, a reptile, the way you might in the Fells.
You might think that since the top of this snowbank is dark, that it would absorb heat and speed the melting process. I think the reverse happens. Whereas sand spread lightly over a snowy sidewalk helps to melt it, sand and refused layered on top of a snowbank seems to insulate it.
There’s been a bit of chatter about this little red hut in West Medford in a gallery in Facebook. The gallery is part of a Facebook group called Only people who aren’t from Medford call it Meffa!. And I thought that was pretty funny, so I joined and posted some photos of the West Medford Train Station. Time [...]
I would submit to you that anyone who is unwell enough to have a baby and want to kill it is probably not going to drop by the New England Baptist Church for chat with Pastor Michael.
But by putting quotes around the passage, Pastor Michael has created a little fiction here. Although I am not a bible scholar, I think the fools were referred to as fools because they didn’t believe in God, not because they didn’t believe in creationism.
It’s a rainy, dreary day here in eastern Massachusetts and much of New England. Still, there was a break in the weather this afternoon. Enough for me to run up to Wright’s Tower with the kids and take in the view of downtown Boston. The skyscrapers are all clipped by the clouds.
This one is mostly about the photos, folks. This is a picture of Wright’s Pond taken from the far end on the Spot Pond Reservoir side looking back over towards the beach area. We walked all around the pond today and although the trail was a little slippery in places, it wasn’t too muddy and there wasn’t a lot of trash on the ground.
I don’t have the answer. I know they have work trains that can lift the rails, and work trains that can grab the ties and so forth, but there is a geometric problem here. There’s only so much space between the rails, and there’s only so much space between the rails and the platform (and the rails for the trains traveling in the opposite direction. And it doesn’t seem like enough space to extract a tie.