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Re: PC: Re: Re: PC, Conrail and the Facts of Life

Its a good thing Crook Rail is gone. They were as crooked as can be. That
was why they ran them OCS trains to see what other tracks they can tear up
and never be replaced

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Vargo" <anthrax7 -AT- excite.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: PC: Re: Re: PC, Conrail and the Facts of Life

> 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
> start rambling.
> 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
> have
> >  grown to understand its necessity (now at 39). That is called growing
> >  and a number of railfans would do well to try to do the same. Again,
> >  said, Weldon.
> >
> >  Patrick
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