Re: [hr100] Specious
- I am with you Tom. I spent last weekend in Wiminuche Wilderness and I had a
close encounter with Mission Ridge fire. Rich from Illinois will change
his opinion very quickly once he arrives to Colorado.
Corrales, New Mexico
Liz n Tom
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Subject: [hr100] Specious
I am totally opposed to putting public pressure on anybody to keep that
steam locomotive running. Two years ago Montana had a terrible fire
season. At least two fires, if not more, were started out in our great
plains by trains. Those fires destroyed one small town and several farms.
I am sure the train crew would have hopped out and extinguished the sparks
had they known they existed before the sparks turned into rampaging,
uncontrollable fires. The train we are talking about is old fashioned and
steam powered. Who knows what additional potential there is for sparks?
As dry as the forest obviously is in Colorado, I think we potentially do
more damage by keeping the train running. What if it does start a fire?
My guess is that would be more likely to close the HR100 then a
slippery-slope argument of closing one thing and more will follow. I am
sorry about the effect on the Silverton economy but I bet they would rather
keep their town then keep the few tourists the!
train brings in. BTW, how in the world to you compare fire hazards in
your garage to one chugging through the midst of the forest during the
driest spring in a very long time?
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