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  •  new tags appear on expanded comments posted after (7+ / 0-)

    I loaded the diary with it's comments shrunk.

    This is as before..the {NEW} tag is very helpful, and useless if it disappears when expanding {NEW} comments posted after the last time I loaded the diary with shrunk comments.

    I may have mentioned that before, can't remember...

    Here's a great train diary from 1987 when the Northern Pacific Railroad still ran thru the Eel River drainage to Eureka and connected Eureka to the world.
       Notice the boxcars in the river, and where he talks about the flood in 1964 that blasted thru the train tunnel 27 many feet, well, see the picture of tunnel 27 opening onto the bridge to see how high the water got......

    Trains aren't the only thing to use Tunnel 27 as a huge flood Christmas Week 1964 when a 100 year flood of over 50 inches of rain during that week destroyed the bridge here and sent water through the tunnel which is about 84 feet above the river as the water rose above the tunnel entrance. The torrent of water carrying logs inflected damage all along the route. There were airborne rails all through the canyon. 100 miles of rails were swept away by the waters of the Eel River. One third of the Northwestern Pacific would need to be rebuilt.
    but it's all gone now, you can see some of the cars and engines rusting in downtown Eureka, stranded since then.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:19:13 AM PDT

    •  The 1964 flood was amazing (7+ / 0-)

      People who saw it in person tell me that there was so much water going over the top of Scott Dam that you could barely tell it was there.

      http://www.pottervalleywater.org/...

      Even without a big flood, though, the Northwestern Pacific - like Highway 101 for that matter - is problematic. The geology up here is like chocolate pudding, and it moves on human timescales. Sometimes when I take people driving around on the north coast, I tell them when the road was last rebuilt, and remind them that it was flat when Caltrans left it.

      Highway 101 falls and collapses as much as the railroad did, but everyone gets that the road has to go through.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:28:14 AM PDT

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      •  see Sentinel Rock there? (5+ / 0-)

        maybe that's what it's called, I've closed it again, anyway, that is such an iconic and totally cool chunk of rock, I can't imagine it's not a sacred bit of landscape to the real americans here.

        Last I went by there in june  at 5am  only one on the road, me and the deer...bigfoot was hitchhiking but going the wrong way, sorry dude..

        I can't wait to get back...socal is awfuller and awfuller.

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        by KenBee on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:38:21 AM PDT

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      •  header sez ' View Diary:.. (41 comments, 41 new)' (3+ / 0-)
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        and last I looked..closed it..there were maybe twenty and I'd expandered em an  read em I swears it!

        so header wrong...but new tag appeared on my new comment when I jes postered it..so that's right.

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        by KenBee on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:42:03 AM PDT

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