When the Big Locomotives go Head to Head with Snowdrifts

A severe winter blizzard hit northern Manitoba a couple weeks back cutting off Churchill, the “polar bear capital of the world,” for over a week. The town on the coast of Hudson Bay was buried deep. One of the worst blizzards to ever hit the place.


The Hudson Bay Railway, the rail company that serves Churchill, had to wait for the big snow clearing equipment to re-supply the town. The big blades on the front of the powerful locomotives.



The blades eventually arrived and supply trains saved the town from potential starvation. Of course I’m exaggerating, the town has back-up supplies that can last for a couple months. The airport also flies in tons of supplies.

The blades that saved Churchill


These monster blades make mincemeat out of the hard packed snowdrifts.



Why are CNN political analysts falling asleep on the set?

Breaking News: in the last few days political pundits that appear on CNN  have been drifting off into dreamland as the cameras roll. No one is quite sure what is causing the live spontaneous napping, but a recent investigation was undertaken by CNN security staff, the results below.

The analysts begin to lose interest in the topic and start closing their eyes.




Even Don Lemon seemed to have very heavy eyelids




The guy on the left seems to be having a very pleasant dream


But not Anderson Cooper, even as his guests nod off he sits there like a stoic Roman statue.



Some guests, such as the ex-general above, even started snoring.


This young lady started talking in her sleep, she spewed out obscene expletives before Wolf Blitzer threw his water in her face.


Even Trump defenders, such as Kayleigh above, are not immune from the heavy veil of the sandman.

CNN security chief, Igor Vokovov (former Russian special forces colonel) has come to a conclusion on the cause of the sleep anomaly. He alleges that frequent CNN pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord is involved.


Jeffrey Lord is a former member of the Ronald Reagan administration, author, and right-wing political strategist in Pennsylvania.

As the story goes: Lord is purported to be not only a Trump supporter and surrogate, but also a Trump saboteur. Lord was finally awarded for his efforts to reverse negative Trump ‘Fake News”, by being invited to Trump Tower to meet with Donald himself.


If I didn’t mention it earlier, Jeffrey has a very large head and very small hands.

Another strange twist to this tale, a few weeks ago trump invited Bill Cosby to his Florida mansion. Attempts were made to keep the encounter top secret. But an intrepid reporter from the National Enquirer somehow gained access and provided this information.


As the shamed comedian and the President played a round of golf, tidbits emerged that Donald was constantly asking Bill about the rape charges against him. More specifically he wanted to know what drugs Cosby used to knockout the women before he would have sex with their lifeless bodies. Bill was quoted as saying: “Quaaludes my man Mr. Donald, the ludes baby, the ludes”.  Trump purportedly was very pleased.

Reports are that Trump then had son-in-law Jared Kushner acquire Quaaludes from the New York Italian Mob and secretly provide them to Jeffrey Lord. Lord was constantly in CNN headquarters in New York City. He was about to sabotage the CNN water supply according to Igor Vokovov. Igor concludes that quaalude saturated drinking water in CNN facilities is responsible for the sudden sleepiness and passing out.

CNN has released a photo of Jeffrey Lord spiking a water cooler in CNN headquarters with some foreign substance, more than likely quaaludes.


CNN lawyers, headed by Alan Dershowitz, are putting together a case against Lord alleging malicious intent, sabotage, willing and feasible intent to harm and blatant pro-Trump propaganda. Lord is now under constant surveillance while on any CNN property.

Assiniboine River Absorbing Snow Melt

The Assiniboine River in Winnipeg is high, 8 feet above normal levels, therefore the walkways are submerged big-time. A slow melt and no major rains and the walkways could be ready in early May.

Photos from today

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The runoff flowing down the steps

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Ugly bubbly soup. All the scum from the street runs into the river at this time of year.

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Below: a shot I took last fall showing a better river level.

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Assiniboine Avenue which runs along the river has two new buildings. A 25 story, and a 22 story, top right, still under construction.

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Strange Invasion of Winnipeg

Winnipeg is going through a twilight zone like phenomenon. A few weeks ago there was a peculiar invasion of Winnipeg, now there is an even stranger invasion.

It all started as strange lights encompassed the high towers of Portage and Main. The city center.


And to makes things even more strange. Entities were spotted climbing all over the buildings.


What in the name of the almighty Motherlode could these bastards be?


What the hell is their intentions? What do they want!!?



This horrendous thing above was determined to be the leader. Winnipeg Mayor Bowman has set up a meeting with the deformed ghoul tomorrow morning at the Delta Hotel. It is to be a working breakfast.

The mayor communicated with the three-headed alien/demon commander with the help of renown Winnipeg clairvoyant Mel Ryan. Mel used his ESP abilities and cunning linguistic talents to start a discussion with three headed entity. It seems, for now, to be benevolent Mel has ascertained. But it’s behaviour could be a ruse.

Another one, my Gawd!


I knew Bigfeet were actually space aliens.

The Winnipeg police have readied their armored car fighting vehicle for any possible contingency.

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The previous peculiar invasion:


Super-Secret U.S. Spyplane spotted

Recent photos of a high-flying V-shaped jet shows that some pretty interesting new aircraft are just around the corner.

Aviation Week & Space Technology

The Air Force has long debated how to conduct penetrating intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions since the venerable, high-speed SR-71 retired in 1998. But despite the need and a lingering requirement, no visible progress toward that goal was made. That’s because the highly classified aircraft – the RQ-180 – has been developed by Northrop Grumman in secret.


In the Dec. 9 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler and Senior International Defense Editor Bill Sweetman reveal the existence of the black-world aircraft now flying at Area 51.

Aviation Week worked with artist Ronnie Olsthoorn to construct concept images of the RQ-180 based on its attributes, including its “cranked kite” design.


In 2009-10, as the RQ-180 neared flight-testing, shelters were built over ramps and engine test pits in Palmdale, Calif., where classified aircraft are developed.


Completed between 2006 and 2009 and shielded from view behind an earthen berm, this hangar at Area 51 is most likely the home of the new aircraft.


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As far as I know, this sort of thing has happened only once since 1956.

 That was when British magazines started getting eyewitness accounts and grainy photos of the Lockheed U-2, then operating out of RAF Lakenheath on its first spy flights over the Soviet Union. Classified programs have been exposed in all sorts of ways since then – for example, the A-12 Blackbird was disclosed under a degree of pressure – but until the RQ-170 Sentinel was seen at Kandahar in 2007-09 there has been no such aircraft photographed before it was declassified. (And in the case of the RQ-170, the operational security people were not trying too hard.)
With that in mind, let’s look at the photos taken by Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett of an aircraft seen over Amarillo on March 10.
There is speculation that the aircraft is either the RQ-180 or the SR-72. Pictured below.
The Lockheed Martin SR-72 is a conceptualized unmanned, hypersonic aircraft intended for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance proposed by Lockheed Martin to succeed the retired Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

The Central Manitoba Railway

A cool little railway in my backyard and I was not aware of it. Winnipeg is a railway hub with two of the largest railway yards in Canada located in the city. The city of Winnipeg also has it’s very own railway: The Greater Winnipeg Water District (GWWD) Railway, see link at bottom.

The Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) operates on 67 miles, stretching from Selkirk north of Winnipeg to Carman south of Winnipeg, and serves 20+ transportation customers, handling a variety of commodities including grain, fuel, lumber and steel.

CEMR interchanges daily with both the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Class 1 railways, maintaining close working relationships with both mainline railway partners.

CEMR is committed to operating safely and has a comprehensive rail safety management system in place. We work with the communities and municipalities we operate in to ensure a safe work environment at all times.

CEMR provides switching service and on line operations on a daily basis, 24 hours a day.



The Central Manitoba Railway currently operates 16 locomotives.


Distance between Oak Bluff and Sanford is 15.6 Kms (9 miles)




My sister blog below:

The City of Winnipeg has its very own Railway

Galaxy: Leviathan of the Air

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller Lockheed C-141 Starlifter predecessor, and the later Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world.


Planning for air show underway

General characteristics
Crew: 7 typical (aircraft commander, pilot, two flight engineers, three loadmasters)
4 minimum (pilot, copilot, two flight engineers)
Payload: 270,000 lb (122,470 kg)
Length: 247 ft 1 in (75.31 m)
Wingspan: 222 ft 9 in (67.89 m)
Height: 65 ft 1 in (19.84 m)
Wing area: 6,200 ft2 (576 m2)
Empty weight: 380,000 lb (172,371 kg)
Useful load: 389,000 lb (176,450 kg)
Loaded weight: 769,000 lb (348,800 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 840,000 lb (381,000 kg) ; [N 2]
Powerplant: 4 × General Electric TF39-GE-1C high-bypass turbofan, 43,000 lbf (190 kN) each


There are currently 52 C-5’s in US air force service



Galaxy getting refueled by a KC-10 tanker, a very large aircraft itself


The workhorse of the air force these days is the C-17 Globemaster III, there are 279 in service today


Side by side comparison of the two


Nazi UFOs? Very Interesting

Is it possible that an evil race of Aliens allied with the Nazis during World War II?  That would have been a formidable alliance to deal with.  Especially if the Aliens provided the Nazis with UFO technology.  I can’t see a P-51 Mustang defeating a souped up UFO.  But then again, maybe the Americans and Russians had their own Alien benefactors.

In science fiction, conspiracy theory, and underground comic books, there are a number of stories or claims regarding Nazi UFOs (in German: Rundflugzeug, Feuerball, Diskus, Haunebu, Hauneburg-Geräte, VRIL, Kugelblitz, Andromeda-Geräte, Flugkreisel, Kugelwaffen, Reichsflugscheiben). They relate supposedly successful attempts to develop advanced aircraft or spacecraft in Nazi Germany prior to and during World War II, and further claim the post-war survival of these craft in secret underground bases in Antarctica, South America or the United States, along with their Nazi creators.

Nazi UFO tales and myths very often conform largely to documented history on the following points:

  • Nazi Germany claimed the territory of New Swabia in Antarctica, sent an expedition there in 1938, and planned others.
  • Nazi Germany conducted research into advanced propulsion technology, including rocketry, Viktor Schauberger’s engine research, flying wing craft and the Arthur Sack A.S.6 experimental circular winged aircraft.
  • Some UFO sightings during World War II, particularly those known as foo fighters, were thought by the allies to be prototype enemy aircraft designed to harass Allied aircraft through electromagnetic disruption; a technology similar to today’s electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons.