It gets very cold in this region and it is one of the harshest trains in the country.
My family and I moved to that area when I was in the military.
We actually preferred the cold climate and decided to stay when I was done with my tour of duty. Preparing for the winter season is a job that takes all summer. My son and I spend most of the summer months chopping firewood for the furnace. We use a wood furnace to heat our home, because it is extremely efficient and cheap. It doesn’t cost anything except hard labor to provide the fuel for our furnace. My son and I usually fill two large sheds with firewood for the winter. We stopped the logs from the ground all the way to the roof. Every year the winter temperatures become colder and colder. I’ve never had a problem with the icy temperatures, but last weekend the ice and snow were too much for me. My son and I went to the lake to go ice fishing. We usually have a small space heater that runs on batteries, but I forgot to bring extra batteries and we ran out of power. I had several layers of clothing on my body including a pair of wool gloves. When the space heater stopped, I started to get colder and my teeth started to chatter. My son was surprised, but I insisted that it was time to go home for me. I couldn’t handle any more cold temperatures. I wanted to be inside by the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee.