Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hurricane Wilma, 24 October, 2005

Last October hurricane Wilma tore through Clewiston and this is what it did to the railroad here... Keep in mind, the EMD GP-38 locomotive above weighs 130 tons...
Just a slight breeze...
D'oh!
The object is to keep the cars on the track... But shit happens.
Totally destroyed cane cars. Some of them still in use were built back in the 20's... The oldest builder's plate I found so far was dated 1923.

And last but not least and nothing to do with the hurricane... Isn't he just simply the most stunningly handsome railroader you've ever seen?
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden

11 comments:

cmk said...

Amazing what nature can do--great pics!

honkeie2 said...

God farted and look what happened

Dirk said...

You really should post a NSFW warning on some of your pics - that last one was scary.

AlaskaJen said...

Yes he is the most stunningly handsome railroader I've ever not actually seen! But not for too much longer... I'm so proud of you for going after what you really want -just remember in those less than fabulous moments that even the worst day on the railroad is better than the best day babysitting a pile of rocks!

The Ramblin Hillbilly said...

Congrats on living your dreams RT, but we still miss you around here although I can't yet figure out why.

Kat_womanx2 said...

Really nice pics!! You really do look happy and content with all that you're doing..I'm so happy for you!!!

Kev said...

Hmmm ... train wreck picture, train wreck picture, train wreck picture, train wreck picture, picture of Tom driving a train.

You need to replace the smiling picture of you at the end with one of you with a "Whoops! Did I do that?" expression.

Lisa said...

I bet your girlfriend LOVES that pic of you. Looks great!

AlaskaJen said...

His girlfriend definitely loves that picture!! :oD

Mushy said...

I had forgotten you work on and like trains. I just finished a whirlwind tour of New England where I rode about 6, including one old narrow gauge. I was a "leaf peeper"!

Fathairybastard said...

I'd do that guy.... NOT!