Monday, July 8, 2019

Railroading in a Hailstorm











It's been an active early summer storm wise in Helena this year. Was fearing for my windshield with this strong storm. Street flooding was intense.

Friday, July 5, 2019

MRL "Celebrates" the Fourth of July With A Switch of Ft. Harrison

Two big units are blocking the Birdseye Road grade crossing as they switch out empties from a military move at Ft. Harrison. I am sure the crew would have rather been at a family cookout, but hey, when there's Guvmint bidness to be done!
Rounding the lead to temporarily spot the empties on the Main.
These will be re-spotted back in the Fort.
Montana National Guard Hummer
While this is the Treasure State, it could just as well be called the Cattle Skull State.

Monday, July 1, 2019

R.I.P. - Gary Duncan




Gibson SG versus Les Paul. Who wins? Quicksilver Messenger Service was one of the very few bands that had two lead guitarists, the Allman Brothers being the other major example. John Cipollina left us in 1989. Gary Duncan just passed away at the age of 72.





My "Expedient Mercury" YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXyBRZUtJz9BEzrhqAS255d4OlFunQ_Fo




Tuesday, June 25, 2019

300 Master Computer Killers




Was Paul Kantner presaging computer hackers way back in 1971?

The "New Jefferson Airplane"




So said the sticker attached to the LP cover of Bark.  This was the 1971 album, the first after the departure of Marty Balin and Spencer Dryden. This song is really more of a Hot Tuna tune than a JA one.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Hi-Line Detour?

Monday afternoon, June 10. Hardly ever see the EB Q-Train, but in any case it has never been as long as this train, and with such a huge preponderance of UPS trailers, and way fewer stacks than usual. Really should have shot video as these photos don't convey the length of this train.