Understanding The Background Of Jon Landry Railroad Tracks Sunset

Jon Landry Connecticut reports that notwithstanding modern technical developments, the overwhelmingly dominant track form worldwide consists of flat-bottom steel rails supported on timber or pre-stressed concrete sleepers, which are themselves laid on crushed stone ballast.

Most railroads with heavy traffic utilize continuously welded rails supported by sleepers attached via base plates that spread the load. A plastic or rubber pad is usually placed between the rail and the tie plate where concrete sleepers are used. The rail is usually held down to the sleeper with resilient fastenings, although cut spikes are widely used in North American practice. For much of the 20th century, rail track used softwood timber sleepers and jointed rails, and a considerable extent of this track type remains on secondary and tertiary routes. The rails were typically of flat bottom section fastened to the sleepers with dog spikes through a flat tie plate in North America and Australia, and typically of bullhead section carried in cast iron chairs in British and Irish practice. The London, Midland and Scottish Railway pioneered the conversion to flat-bottomed rail and the supposed advantage of bullhead rail – that the rail could be turned over and re-used when the top surface had become worn – turned out to be unworkable in practice because the underside was usually ruined by fretting from the chairs.

Jon Landry CT observes that the time of sunset varies throughout the year, and is determined by the viewer’s position on Earth, specified by longitude and latitude, and elevation. Small daily changes and noticeable semi-annual changes in the timing of sunsets are driven by the axial tilt of Earth, daily rotation of the Earth, the planet’s movement in its annual elliptical orbit around the Sun, and the Earth and Moon’s paired revolutions around each other. During winter and spring, the days get longer and sunsets occur later every day until the day of the latest sunset, which occurs after the summer solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, the latest sunset occurs late in June or in early July, but not on the summer solstice of June 21. This date depends on the viewer’s latitude (connected with the Earth’s slower movement around the aphelion around July 4). Likewise, the earliest sunset does not occur on the winter solstice, but rather about two weeks earlier, again depending on the viewer’s latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs in early December or late November (influenced by the Earth’s faster movement near its perihelion, which occurs around January 3).

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Jon Landry Connecticut railroad tracks into the sunset.
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Jon Landry loves Roku

Jon Landry loves Roku
Roku remote with the signature cloth tag

A Jon Landry Fun Fact: The Roku name comes from the Japanese word 六 (roku) meaning “six” and was named so because it was the sixth company that Anthony Wood (founder and CEO since 2002) started.

Erika and Jon Landry love their Roku which has allowed them to cut the chord. They highly recommend looking into it! It has saved us approximately $120 per month or $1440 per year! That’s a lot of latte’s! 🙂

No rain, no rainbows

Jon Landry caught this rainbow hovering behind his house.  A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicolored circular arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

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Jon Landry has a pot of gold in his backyard!

Jon Landry and the rubik’s cube

According to rubiks.com the Rubik’s Cube has been tantalizing and enchanting people for over 40 years. It was created in 1974 and is the world’s best-selling toy ever!

Jon Landry enjoys solving both the 3×3 and the 5×5 cube. Erika Landry continues to challenge Jon, trying to get him down to less than two minutes for both cubes.

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Erika and Jon Landry rubik’s cubes