Texas says railroads may have difficulty supplying state's power plants

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From GN's site:

Bad News for Texas Coal-Fired Power Plants

"As shown recently, the state of Texas can experience significant adverse economic impacts as a result of prolonged slowdown and gridlock situations, including difficulty in delivery of coal to power generation plants. . . ."

-- a (a@a.a), February 26, 1999


Dam am I glad it's warm here most of the time.

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), February 26, 1999.

But doesn't it get hot as heck in Texas during the summer? (Remember--some effects of Y2K may be delayed.)

Got air conditioning?

Love your posts Graybear. . .wish you were my neighbor.

-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), February 27, 1999.

Apologies. Greybear, not Graybear. Take care.

-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), February 27, 1999.

We have an intricate, many faceted, involved plan for the future.

Upon exhaustive investigation we have determined that a central theme of out plan involed extensice sweating.

-- Graybar, who doesn't care what you call him, all long as you call him at supper time.

- Got Hankies?

-- Graybear (greybear@home.com), February 27, 1999.

Graybear you are priceless. I, too, enjoy your posts.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), February 27, 1999.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program. ladies and gentlemen,


You post is particullarly poignant for me. From where I live I see several trains each day headed south carrying coal. Each of the trains is around 70-100 cars. That's a LOT of coal. One of my first "Y2K visions" was problems with the RRs and the attendant energy productions problems.

This is a great post to further point out the inter-connectedness and potential fragility of our world today. The world today works. As some are want to point out, the system is sturdy. Things get done because people make them get done.

These people have homes to go to, food to eat, heat, light, safe water, and a more-or-less safe world to live in. I wonder just how much they will be able to concentrate on getting their jobs done if their personal lives start to take a significant turn for the worse.

I keep "seeing" a small slope ending in a precipice. Things look VERY black down in there. There are eyes shining down there. They do not look friendly. They look hungry. The cackeling and howling of the fiends is maddening.

May God help us to get stopped on the bump at the top of the slope or at the very worst on the slope. I don't think the slide down the slope will take very long. And I DO believe if we fall in the abyss it may take a long time to climb back out.

-- Greybear, who was never one to let seriousness get in the way of frivolity. Laughing is the only thing that's holding back the crying.


-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), February 27, 1999.

You do not paint a pretty picture Greybear. But I think it may be accurate. Al

-- Al (acland@hotmail.com), February 27, 1999.

It is not next winter that worries me, as Greybear says it is warm here most of the time. However, next summer I do not relish the idea of sweltering in many consecutive 100+ days. Last summer was the hottest year on record overall. Also, we are still in the middle of a drought.

Barbecued toast...

-- Sharon (sking@drought-ridden.com), March 01, 1999.

What sorta Texans are y'all anyhow? Don't you know that tequila is Y2K compliant if it's got a worm in it? Hot summers and tequila (yes, even without ice) make each other go away!

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), March 01, 1999.


I barely recollect an evening with Dos Dedos. You're right a little bit of "To-kill-ya" and we won't know what planet we're on let alone how damn hot it is. LOL (Darn it, just add that to the growing list of things to stock up on). ;-)

-- Sharon (sking@drought-ridden.com), March 01, 1999.

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