Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The link below was presented in subchat today. As you know, the United States is having a harsh winter, including here in New York, with rain, snow and sleet. This posting, from 2003 shows a New York subway train in the third track of an elevated line running to clear the tracks during or after a blizzard. What a light show!
As a child, I remember the Culver Shuttle that had one track and no protection boards over the third rail. What a show during the 1969 "Lindsay" blizzard! The sky really lights up!
Since trolleys were destroyed in New York when I was young, I never remembered a light show produced by an ice storm and I have no experience of being during an ice storm in a city that has much trolleybus and streetcar lines. What is like to experience an ice storm in Riga, Warsaw, Moscow, or any other city that has a big electric surface transit coverage? It must be beautiful.