Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Reading Yard - Philadelphia, PA
Ralph W. Brown
Schuyler, Bruce, et al.,
I knew exactly what Bruce meant, and I’d have said it the same way.
I’ve lived in Portland, Maine, for about forty-five years, and don’t recall a Winter with continuous snow cover. Same goes for the four years I lived in Juneau, Alaska. Northern Maine and the mountains to the west and into New Hampshire, however, are another matter entirely. By way of examples, the first of the attached photos was taken a day or two after the February 2017 blizzard, and the second was taken during the March 2017 blizzard. February’s snow was completely gone before the mid-March event began.
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532
From: Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Reading Yard - Philadelphia, PA
Your sentence, as I quoted, implies that there is NO snow ALL winter. Not the case.
<main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
You seem to have misinterpreted my comment. What it meant was that the ground in Philly is not continuously covered by snow, not that Philly doesn't ever have snow. Having spent a good portion of my academic career in the Philly area, I am well aware of the occurence of snow and also the impermanence of that snow from week to week.
<main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via
Bruce Smith writes:
Philly does not have snow on the ground all winter
Oh yes it does. Maybe not ALL winter but I have a photo taken by Larry DeYoung of a SD45 flying through the Devon PA station at speed, with the plow about to cover the platform . . . and Larry. There was about 12” on the ground. He used the photo as a Christmas card with the story on the back.
<main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce
No. Americans don't write dates that way. It is month, day, year. So February it is. Not to mention it is obviously COLD, due to the ice on several cars.
I will also note, as others have done, that Philly does not have snow on the ground all winter.
<main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Jim and Barbara van
Considering the lack of snow anywhere in the picture, could it be September 2?
Jim van Gaasbeek