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Re: PC: Fwd: [dandh] Fw: NS Is Stepping Up Tresspassing Prosecution!
- Subject: Re: PC: Fwd: [dandh] Fw: NS Is Stepping Up Tresspassing Prosecution!
- From: orville ingram <orvillei@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 12:23:27 -0700 (PDT)
Your message is not even worth making any more comment than "RUBBISH".
As a large stockholder of NS private property is private. Freight is
the only future for railroads NOT passengers.
---NYC4600 -AT- aol.com wrote:
> What I want to know is this. Where are the RR police when graffiti
> are spraying up the RR overpasses, and box cars, and other RR
> Exactly, they're not there. It's only when some pain in the a--
> is far from a real railroader (that's an endangered species-a real
> railroader), reports a railfan who photograped his train, or when
some RR cop
> catches them "trespassing."
> I like the idea about the passes, but if RR's don't want us on their
> they won't care if we're behaving or not. They just won't want us
> the first place. After all, what harm is a railfan who, goes
> for a train, doesn't litter at the site, and stays a safe distance
> the tracks, and when the train comes, snaps a photo? No harm at
> Hey, in the 1950s and 1960s, who were the ONLY people beside loyal
> that, respected and payed attention to the RR's? IT WAS RAILFANS.
> getting stopped at a grade crossing by just, "another slow, dirty
> became an annoyance to American people when planes and cars became
the big new
> thing, who were the people who were still amazed and fancinated by
> and dirty train?" Again, IT WAS RAILFANS.
> Railfans were there for the RR's, to support, and ride them, from
> But now, when they're doing so great again because they shed the
> branchlines we loved and they hated, and they're turning profit,
> WANT US. The great days are gone and over. The saddest part is,
> anyone else my age never saw those days. If the RR's don't want us,
> fine, we won't be there for them the next time some new technology
comes in a
> and wipes them out for good. Just as a hatred between NYC and PRR
> and then disappeared, lets all start it up again, this time between
us and NS!
> Now that the Class 1 RR's don't carry passengers anymore, who beside
> and their executives have heard of them? No one. Someone
> stocks may have seen a Class 1 on the stock page of the newspaper,
> it. Years ago non railfan people knew names like, New York Central,
> Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio, New Haven, Chicago, Northwestern and
> like non airfans (if that's what they call themselves) know names
> American Airlines, and others today. We're the only non executives
> RR's that know the names of them, and that keep up with the mergers.
> knows Amtrak, if they ride it or not. In the NY area, they all know
> North RR, and Long Island RR, but they don't know Conrail.
> Good bye CR. In the long run, we're all going to miss it more than
> thought. This is why. NS is my enemy now. As a 100% New York
> fan, who never saw a real NYC or PRR train, to me, Norfolk Southern
is the PRR
> all over again. This time, the NYC has surrendered a part of its
main line to
> them though. Now, the NYC is really gone. It's a shame it's being
> like its Hudson's were. Farewell forever NYC.
> John Weyhausen
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