By J. A. Russell, W. W. Hays, J. W. Waters, Jr. H. E. Hudson, J. Abu-Lughod, W. J. Roberts, J. B. Stall, A. W. Booth, E. F. Taylor, Helmut E. Landsberg
From the foreward: "Operational functions of climatology were basically an outgrowth of army actions in the course of global conflict II. almost immediately after that warfare there has been a flurry of statements and guides which brought up the accomplishments for martial reasons. . . . It (climatic issue) is an element with expanding progress at the stability sheets. Operations in marginal components, migration to extra favorable locales, distribution of latest goods, including better emphasis on strong making plans, strength a cultured research of climate difficulties upon the industrialist and his meteorological experts. one of the new facets is the economic enlargement into heretofore in moderation settled or underdeveloped areas. in lots of of those weather is a vital factor."
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Train and yard crews perform their duties regardless of rain. Trackmen, linemen, signal maintainers, car inspectors, and car repair men work in slow steady MAY W. 1957 W. light rains but usually seek cover during heavy or continuous downpours except in emergencies. Cumbersome clothing and wet, slippery tool handles, materials, walkways, steps, and grab irons are potential accident hazards. Visibility is reduced, especially when rain and fog occur together. Exposure to rain, especially at low temperatures, is a health hazard.
Total weather delays in this six months period were only 40 hr 12 min. Much of this was attributable to low temperature rather than to snow. The foregoing are the delays that a transcontinental line in the northwestern United States would experience in a normally severe winter period. This presupposes an adequate organization of men, supplies, and snow fighting equipment. Normally snow removal becomes a difficult but routine maintenance task so that snow is not a barrier to a modern railroad. The picture can quickly change, however, from many causes.
Its line from Chicago to New Orleans traverses an area generally free from severe winter conditions, but the Iowa, Illinois, and Chicago Terminal divisions experience some of the same difficulties as the Milwaukee, and La Crosse and River divisions of the Milwaukee. This study covering the period August 1951 through January 1952 has very few delays to regularly scheduled trains which are directly attributable to snow. The major cause of delay, general weather conditions, 8 hr 15 min, undoubtedly includes some snow storms.
Industrial Operations under Extremes of Weather by J. A. Russell, W. W. Hays, J. W. Waters, Jr. H. E. Hudson, J. Abu-Lughod, W. J. Roberts, J. B. Stall, A. W. Booth, E. F. Taylor, Helmut E. Landsberg