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July 24, 2006
24-JUL-2006 John Cross Photography

July 24, 2006

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Trains are a pain in the a$$. I have remarked about this in previous posts. I know they are necessary for our efficient transportation system. BUT one thing that gets my goat is when they are stopped for long periods of time. This particular one was stopped and blocking both Fairmont Parkway and Bay Area Boulevard. These roads are perpendicular to one another, so the effect was blocking any escape from this predicament that didn't entail a five mile detour. This particular sit lasted over 30 minutes.
Note that the rail car is carrying isobutylene, my favorite olefin. I spent many years in the butyl rubber business, so it is dear to my heart. Now, I wonder what has happened to the price of it since it is no longer used for MTBE.

Canon PowerShot S70
1/200s f/5.3 at 20.7mm full exif

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Dave Beedon20-Sep-2006 03:54
I understand your feelings about being hemmed in, but this event could have been used to experience a higher level of consciousness based on the presence of a freight train. Having nearby a freight car carrying isobutylene facilitates this process. Just looking at this picture is causing my horizons to be expanded. I'm drifting into a deep state of relaxation...