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PC: Name games
- Subject: PC: Name games
- From: "Garrett Rea" <glrea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 16:24:07 -0000
In the late 80's early 90's, I belonged to a car club that was based in
Ohio. When some of the officers of the "Ohio club" found out that we had
more members than the national one in Hollywood, CA- there was a push to
change our name. This hurt several persons, as they had worked hard and
found that they were having the rug pulled out. I was the events chair and
a close chum was the VP- we both lost our seats, part on our view of not
wanting to change. This caused even more rift, I got ticked, sold my car at
a loss in 1996, and moved on.
The point is- don't loose sight of what the goal: preservation of the
heritage of what the world viewed as a "..redheaded stepchild.." of a
railroad that disappeared under troubled times 22 years ago. Just the same
as the car club, it was a "stepchild" as the dealer network had pulled out
of the states and went back to France in 1973 under a similar situation.
Instead of preserving what was, and what could have been (in both cases) the
infighting caused (and in our case, could) a rift and did more to hurt image
and the fans involved.
Let's all act like the adults that we are (even though we do play choo-choo)
and put this petty garbage behind us please.
Mt. Juliet, TN
P.S. on a lighter note, anyone out there know about tank cars used between
1968 & 71? I have run into a wall on this one. Please e-mail me at
glrea -AT- earthlink.net . Thanks in advance.
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