Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Train Station


Good Wednesday Morning to you all. Today's picture was taken in 1905, and it shows the train station in Lackawanna, Pennsylvania. Notice there are no cars in the picture . . .just carriages, and the train.

I don't know about you, but it is sure cold where I am this morning. It is 13 degrees here, which is very cold for West Texas. It only got up to the low 20's yesterday, so things have been frozen for two days now. How cold is it where you are? No including Wind Chill, which we all know is a scam.

37 comments:

  1. 'Twould that life could have stayed like that.

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  2. 18 below in Grand Forks, ND

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  3. 30 degrees in Seattle this morning.

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  4. I'll take that back, it is 20 below right now

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  5. You wouldn't think windchill was a scam if you lived in Canada. At any rate, it is -10C here today. Not too bad at all. I grew up in the northern part of Alberta, and we had temperatures at times between -30 and -55 Celsius. And that is without the windchill.

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  6. My thermometer says -21 right now in the predawn cold countryside near Pinedale, WY (SE of Yellowstone).

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  7. I would rather be out side at zero and no wind than 20 above with a 20 MPH wind blowing.
    20 below with a 20 MPH has a wind chill of 45 below.
    So that is the temp here in Grand Forks this morning.
    We just had one of the UND Fighting Sioux hockey players (a second round NHL pick) get frostbite to his toes of his left foot when he went outside for about 10 minutes. Now he will be missing so games. So like LEOAL said wind-chill is not a scam.

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  8. 22 degrees near Chicago with a windchill of 8. We still have blizzard conditions here. I don't think it's so bad, but the general population seems to be freaking out.

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  9. I invite you to spend a winter on the prairies of Illinois sometime. Then you'll believe windchills. Worst winter I ever experienced was January, 1981. Temps dipped to somewhere around -30 F, with gale force winds that created drifts so high they topped and completely covered the wooden electric poles along the rural roads. The radio announcers were begging people not to even open their storm doors because the wind was so strong it was ripping them off the hinges. A police car was blown sideways off a road and the policemen had to be rescued. Windchill was reported to be -80 to -100 below zero. I was wearing 3 layers of clothing, gloves, hat, and coat in the house. I lived in the kitchen and was afraid to go into the living room for fear the windows would break out from the high winds. I covered the windows with tape and a couple of blankets. I piled all my blankets on my bed, folded in half to make more layers. All my cats crawled in with me, and refused to get out from under the blankets except to eat and answer nature's call.

    Now I live in Georgia! Temperature is in the 40's ABOVE zero!

    Roger is right about the wind. I was cross country skiing in -20F temperature but no wind, and it was great, and incredibly beautiful.

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  10. "13 °?!" 13 ° c or Fahrenheit? (- 10 ° F)!


    Here, South France, it is + 10 ° c outside and + 27 ° c in the greenhouse!


    Greenhouse plastic lined. 2 plastic 10 cm from the other. A greenhouse in the greenhouse. Tomato plants grow every day and there are peppers weekly.
    Weather announcement said that there will be 14 ° c outside in weekend (or: 35 or 40 ° c inside the greenhouse!)

    http://meteo.region-nord.com/meteo-84007.html

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  11. Minus 15C as I write here in Canada one hour north of Montreal. Unusual low amount of snow this year. Good for the ones that don't play in the snow anymore but very bad for the people that make their living with snow.

    PS what does fadism mean? Anything to do with fading snow falls? (word verific.)

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  12. It didn't get below 70 last night in Pompano Beach, Broward County, FL, I feel your pain though, with the breeze off the Ocean this morning the Windchill must have been in the upper 60s. Heading to 82 today.

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  13. We have -36F in Wyoming and it will get colder right before the sun comes up. UGH! Way too cold.

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  14. According to the thermometer outside it's only 40° F outside right now at 6:20 am. Checking the paper, they're predicting we're only going to get to 64° today. For those of you not from the area, that's almost too cold to wear shorts! Brrrrr!

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  15. I love the old station house and any old RR stuff. That and early aviation.

    It's warmed up to 34F here on Long Island, NY. The rain is melting the ice we got last night. We've been getting snow every week and it's piling up. Where the heck is that global warming when you need it? Wind chill... I don't care about the numbers. If it's windy and cold you need a windproof layer of clothing to be protected.

    Shorts? Evil Nate being truly evil!

    John

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  16. The local radio station in Ada, MN just told us it is 21 below. But, the sun is shining, and the wind speed is not high.

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  17. I feel for you guys. It is a beautiful sunny morning and about 60 degrees here in southern California. "Surf is up" too!

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  18. Here in CT its not necessarily the temperature, 27 degrees, but the snow that is the problem. Currently we have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground, and the storms keep coming. Today we are expecting sleet and up to 1/4 inch of ice.

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  19. It is about 27 degrees right now. It is suppose to warm up. With that wind blowing and howling out there I dont seee how though. But... I sure am cold. My thre is when the temperatures drop below 50 it is COLD! I love the hot warm sun. I want to know when it will be arriving again. I sure miss it.
    Like your picture today.
    Have a wonderful day blessings!

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  20. It's sunny and clear in Eureka, which is on the Northern California coast about 300 miles north of San Francisco. A little ice on the windshield in the morning and daytime high of around 63 degrees. I'll send some your way. Stay warm in the mid west and east today.

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  21. it is 50 with a high of almost 60 in Hickory N.C

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  22. It is 35. Freezing rain. No work today. Everything closed due to the winter storm that is turning out to be rain! I'd rather have snow.

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  23. It was 68 degrees here in Tallahassee yesterday but it's supposed to be 48 for the high tomorrow. My daughter, who is almost 18, is praying for snow as she's never seen it. So feel free to send SOME (not all) this way.

    Hang in there, people. And thanks for the pictures of the early 1900's. I especially love the Edwardian fashions. I always thought Theodore Roosevelt was a natty dresser, and love the hats the women wore.

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  24. 20 degrees in Greenville, 45 miles east of Dallas. Dallas is a mess. Accidents all over - wind chill is tipping over 18-wheelers all over the city highways. My pipes froze, had to stand out in the cold last night and use the hair dryer, heat lamps, and small heaters to thaw them out. Sheesh!

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  25. I have been following this blog for some time now, and I love the looks from the past. I haven't commented before now, but today's train station was just so beautiful that I couldn't help it. Thank you for always posting these! I wish I knew a time like that.

    I'm in Central Oklahoma, it is 9 degrees F here

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  26. A 'scam' is something that steals your money. Perhaps you meant 'fraud'? At any rate, there is a great deal of difference in the heating bill between 20F when it is just "sitting there", and 20F when the wind is seeking out every possible weak spot in your insulation.

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  27. Wind chill is definitely real - come stay in the "Windy City" for a while and you'll find out for yourself.

    Currently 21 degrees. Just came in from trying to shovel out the driveway - drifts built up and the snow was waist-high. Worried about middle son, who tripped yesterday and got a concussion. Worried about husband who has been trapped in an ambulance for the last 12 hours, waiting for a tow truck to arrive because the ambulance broke down (he's a paramedic). Worried about getting the rest of the snow off the driveway, because the shovel broke.

    But other than that, it's a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the snow is sparkling, and the air has this wonderful crispness to it that makes you happy to be alive.

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  28. It was -15 where we live North of Nowhere in Wyoming at 6 a.m. this morning but we've seen temps of -28 in the last few days. It got pretty western for us as our power went out on the first night of these low temps and we were out for 18 hours. I wound up bathing with horse tank water -- really! my blog is http://howdidigetthisold.blogspot.com if you want details. We are still without water as it froze the well and the water lines.
    On another note, I sure wish the US had a viable train system like Europe and Japan do.

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  29. It's 46 degrees in Sitka, Alaska.

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  30. We spent the morning on the water...83F here on Florida's Treasure Coast...my Grandson was complaining about being cold after playing in the water...

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  31. Las Vegas, 1 pm, 35 degrees

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  32. Groundhog says spring's coming soon.

    Yeah, ok.

    54° F here early this AM.

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  33. I think I live near-ish to where this train station used to be... I believe this is the "Mount Pocono" station for the Delaware-Lackawanna & Western Railroad, located between Scranton and Stroudsburg, PA.

    It was 34 F here today and some of the 40 odd inches of snow that we have had this season started to melt.

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  34. the world is upside down. It is 46degrees in Sitka and 0 degrees in southern Iowa. With a wind chill. What exactly is wrong with this picture? I, too, love the old station in this photo. Have one of our local depot would like to share with you. How would I do that?

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  35. It is 40 in Tuscon AZ at night 20, absolutely unheard of and people are "praying" for it to warm up as "it is too cold" (ridiculous!!!)

    I am from Ill. "Enjoy" ---I say because in a couple of weeks it will be above 90---ickkkkk!

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  36. 58° this afternoon in Bakersfield, CA.

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  37. Pretty fancy for a way up northern girl like me .

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