Belen NM rail yard
Trinity Nuclear test site
field trip
Saturday April 2, 2011
Abo canyon trips Thursday April 14 and Saturday April 16,
Harvey House Museum April 17.

Tuesday February 1, 2011 14:40
Saturday April 6, 2012 07:20


Sunday November 27. 2011 field trip to the Harvey House Museum to talk to


revealed that Mr Ditrich died suddenly while taking a shower several weeks ago, female docent reported on Sunday Noevember 27, 2011.

Another docent wrote Mr Ditrich's phone number after April 17, 2011.

Mr Detrich was the docent who helped obtain the first estimate of the Abo canyon double-track project cost seen below.

Docent said that she thought Mr Detrich was only about 59 years old.

Mr Ditrich was super-fun conversationalist worth a trip to Belen.

Field trip made to increase visibility for recovery of our $22,036 stolen by Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union CEO Chrsitopher Jillson from our retirement-protected savings accounts.

Informal steps to recover our stolen money include contacting Think New Mexico before more formal steps.

If informal steps fail, then other steps may be required. Our stolen $22,036 is related to Iran matters, as you can read in DRAFT, so far, email to Tito Madrid.

Visibility is partially obtained with these trips which now include alternergy solar and wind. If your invisible the corrupt New Mexico establishment can do anything they want to you, including stealing money from your bank accounts.

Comment #3 is our's.

Iran oil targeted by Obama sanctions

Google 'admiral william h payne'

Google 'Iran cornerstone of possible WW3 over Mid East.'

Photo Saturday June 25, 2011made on essential non-gas-wasting field trip.

Note rock removed from excavation skillfully blended into landscape seen in top right of photo.

Tuesday April 19, 2011 06:45

Lithium lecture by Harvey House Museum docent on Sunday April 17, 2011 invoked study on lithium production and how lithium is produced.

An updated look at lithium production.

One reason is that we use lithium batteries

in a Sony mp3 recorder


Lithium batteries are purchased when they come on sale for about 1/2 price.

8X claims on package appear to be substiantiated for Fuji A600 digital camera and maybe for Sony MP3 IC Recorder.

We forget to turn the MP# recorder off. And standard Harbor Freight AAA work well in it.

Double Tracking through Abo Canyon

Trip to


Museum docent introduced bill to three model railroad enthusiasts.

Docent talked about Lithium production. The Trouble with Lithium.

One reported 4.9 mile project cost $67 million.

Progress Thursday April 14, 2011.

Progress Saturday April 16, 2011.

Only about 100 yards of track remains to be laid.

Coal train waiting to the west of Abo canyon at Tierra Grande.

Salinas National Monument, New Mexico, the Abo Ruins visited on Saturday.

Wednesday April 20, 2011 10:21

A monument to stupidity?

Designer apparently didn't consider that the stream could go dry.

Similar monument may be San Juan-Chama Drinking Water Project.

Designers are complaining about the high cost of electricity!
PNM has already enacted two price hikes totaling 16 percent in the last two years. Now they are seeking another 21.2 percent increase.

PNM forcaster Steve Martin warned us about the about 6 foot diameter water pipes. And increased electric load requirments to power the pumps.

See foil 2. 

Weight of above stucture appears impressive.

Log on north side used above 'windows'. We'll have to return to examine more closely, of course.

Essential non-gas-wasting trips getting more expensive at about $3.65/gallon.

Sunday April 3, 2011 07:07

More essential non-gas-wasting travel.


Open House dates in 2013 are 6 April and 5 Oct.

Monte Carlo Computations: Consequences of Technology Change fixed

The first implosion calculation showed that the fissile material would be strongly compressed and that a high yield would result from assembling a relatively small amount of fissile material if a spherically symmetrical implosion was produced. Although about a dozen other calculations of implosion were done to refine it, the Trinity device test on July 16, 1945, would show that the basic calculation was correct.

Not atteneding. More interesting energy stuff.
Do electric meters spin backwards in New Mexico?
Will 15W solar panel charge 12V 35MH battery?.

Event dates:
Saturday, April 2, 2011

Free (this might change)

Visit the spot where in 1945 the first atomic bomb exploded. This is more of an open house day rather than a guided tour. There are no ceremonies or speakers at the site. 


See Los Lunas solar home radon vent pipe.

Radiation Dose Chart

Steel tower posts remaining after first nuclear blast.
Hiroshima atomic bomb 80,000,000,000 BTUs

Obelisk marking ground zero photographed Saturday April 2, 2011.

But before visiting Trinity, we looked for coal trains in Belen, NM.

That's a coal train furthest to the right next to the diesel tank.
180,000 gallons of diesel fuel is pumped each day at the Belen, NM rail yard, we were told by Joe Rizzo.

Here is that coal train seen look north.

Looking south.

Powder River Basin coal contains about 8,600 BTU per pound. Train is composed of about 128 cars.
It has a 42,000 pound lightweight which allows for a hefty 244,000 pound payload.

8600 x 244000 x 128 = 268,595,200,000 BTU. Only 80,000,000,000 BTUs were required to destroy Hiroshima.

Good restaurant sit-down service closed

we were told by the man seen sitting. In Spanish, of course.

New Mexico has a high crime rate.

so precautions are in order.

Sevilleta fire seen on return to Albuquerque.

More BTUs wasted.

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