Jan 04-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: January: Jan 04-18
2004: Clearing the tracks    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from James Ludos
2005: Snow removal    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Carl Kiilunen
2014: Low visibility    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Deb & Ron Simons
2018: Lake Superior sea smoke    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Fred Koski
Russell Railroad Snowplow    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 08:25 am:

If you live here in the Keweenaw, you’re quite familiar with the first two archive photos from our current weather. Snow removal has been a daily thing for the past few weeks. Back in 2004, James Ludos shared a Shoebox Memory from the ‘70’s, of the tracks that went through Hubbell getting cleared by the railroad snowplow. That’s quite the plow on the front of that train!

The following year, Carl Kiilunen captured a shot of Walt Riederich on his lawn tractor, busily removing the snow from his driveway. A snowblower moves the snow without pushing it, but blows it out of the way. Both Carl and Walt have since passed on...RIP guys.

Ron & Deb Simons were here in Lake Linden for a visit back in 2014 and encountered some snowing and blowing weather as you can see from the third shot snapped by Deb. This is the kind of weather that accumulates snow quickly and then creates work for the plows and snowblowers.

Just a few days ago, Fred Koski snapped a view of what he labeled, “sea smoke” over Lake Superior. Check out the ice starting to form up along the shore, too.

Today’s video feature is one filmed by Jason Asselin. It gives us a look at the power of the Russell Railroad Snowplow clearing snow off the track so the cargo being hauled can get where it’s going. Jason added that it is being pushed from behind by two locomotives. Brute power there!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 09:17 am:

Chilling pix and video! Do they do driveways?

By James W. Hird (Wvyooper) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:35 am:

Yes those train plows are really something. When I was a TOOT and lived in Chassell on lake shore drive, which at the time was a loop that crossed the tracks in 2 places, I watched one come by after about 2 weeks of snow. Boy could it clear the tracks. It also buried the road on both ends of lake shore drive so the residents could not get out before the county came buy and dug out the piles on both sides of the tracks that covered the road to a good 2 feet deep of heavy packed snow for about 6 feet from the tracks.

And you people think the county plow burring your drive way is bad.

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:37 am:

Could sure use one of those plows here in northeast CT as the Nor'easter blizzard rages right now. Ironically, I ordered a snow scoop just last week from Silver Bear and had high hopes of it's arrival yesterday, but no such luck . . . oh well, the ol' snowblower will surely be getting a workout.
You Yoopers can take back Heikke Lunta anytime, ok??

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 05:52 pm:

Nice pix and all.... but man, I'm still under the care of Dr. Alex and the "Hoody", looking at those pix, just makes me hurt more!! lol The better half said she has the day off tomorrow with these brutal temps in SE MI., stay warm.

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