Monday, August 2, 2010

Coal Town

Today's picture shows Osage, West Virginia, a coal town. The picture was taken in 1938, and shows a train pulling a load of coal through the center of town. This is a great picture of the center of town.

Domestic Update:

It was 107 here yesterday, so progress was a little slow on the greenhouse. We worked on some of the odds and ends things, and got the wet wall pretty much finished. I went out to mow the back yard at about dusk, and it was still 102. Weatherman calls for similar hot weather for the next 5 days.


  1. WOW!!! Texas may be a great place to live in the Winter time, but I couldn't live with that kind of Summer time heat. I realize it gets cold up here in ND, and even gets up to mid 90's once and awhile in the Summer, but it almost aways cools do into the 60's over night. You can always put on more clothing for the cold, but there is only so much you can take off for the heat.

  2. It looks like people in Osage knew (to the inch) how close they could park to the train tracks without sustaining serious sheet metal damage. Great photo.

  3. Una bella fotografía! Sorprende la cercanía entre el tren y los automóviles.


  4. That heat with your humidity is a real killer. Be careful.

    Hot in Nevada, but usually dry.

    With your humidity, do you think the wet wall will work well?

  5. I tried to spot that place in Google earth to see how it looks today, but I couldn't find a railroad track..

  6. It is actually very dry here, so the heat is tolerable if you try and stay in the shade, and if there is a little breeze. Every 30 minutes I soak my shirt in water, and that works well. It is 104 right now.

  7. It was about 102 here in RI last month.

    But humid.

    Love yesterday's photo - OSHA would have a FIT.


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