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Re: PC: Re: Re: PC, Conrail and the Facts of Life
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: Re: PC, Conrail and the Facts of Life
- From: Steve Vargo <anthrax7@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 16:42:48 -0700 (PDT)
I have the same outlook as you do, Patrick. The primary reason I call
Conrail ConJob is mainly out of habit.
Just because I realize the necessity of the situation doesn't mean I (or
anyone else on the list for that matter) have to like it. Call it the
intellectual equivalent of having to eat your Brussels sprouts...
I do believe that the foul state of Class 1 in the States here is the end
result of many events and not just one small party. Remember that the
railroads didn't all wear white hats and treat everyone fairly either. So
time to toss the halo-effect overboard.
I'll just take this opportunity to get off the soapbox and quit before I
On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 16:31:15 -0500, penn-central -AT- smellycat.com wrote:
> Well said. History should not be cheapened or discolored by emotions 25
> years stale. I hated the concept of ConRail in 1976 (when I was 14) and
> grown to understand its necessity (now at 39). That is called growing up,
> and a number of railfans would do well to try to do the same. Again, well
> said, Weldon.
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