Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Summer Special

Yesterday evening, while I was in the kitchen washing dishes from dinner, I heard Lisa shout for me to come outside quickly. From the sound of an oncoming train I had an inkling that it was something special. And it was, but it took too long for me to get the camera to activate to get a good picture of it.

Business Train

Just barely visible through the trees is a two-car Union Pacific business car train, making full speed through Fernley behind a single locomotive (an ordinary freight locomotive, not one of the special trains in the business car fleet). I know nothing more about this train, other than wanting to be able to ride on it.

After the train came through, we took a short walk and got a companion shot to yesterday's morning solstice sunrise.

Solstice Sunset

Here's a last look at Solstice Day 2017 as the sun dips behind the Pah Rah Range.

Thank goodness it's sort of cooling down at night here (at least dropping below 20°C) or else it would be nearly impossible to get any sleep. Also, the daytime highs are slightly lower than their peaks earlier this week, which helps a lot. Lisa has been staying in the travel trailer (where the only full air conditioning is) during the day, and I can't blame her for that. I'm surviving with the swamp cooler and fans running full-tilt except when I have to turn them off for a conference call.
Tags: fernley, trains, union pacific, weather
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