Thursday was 50 degrees, then rain, then wind, then hail, then sleet and ice. By Friday, the Sunday strained thru swirling snow, making the ex-Soo Line crossing tower and environs look like they were inside a snow globe.
The weather turned cold Thursday night and when Pat Campion tried to take oil on Friday morning, the line from the tank car was frozen. A switch heater was used under the classic GATX tank car to help thaw things out.
Saginaw Timber #2 blasts upgrade along the Baraboo River backwater just out of the yard on the first run of Saturday. Modifications to the petticoat pipe made the exhaust roar!