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NSFan14
09-12-2006, 10:33 PM
I like both

cactus65
09-12-2006, 11:23 PM
While the UP is closer of the 2, The UP seems to go out of its way to make life miserable for railfans. I personally have not had any problem with either, it seems my experiences with BNSF employees( tho limited) have been more pleasent. I miss the Mo-Pac around here myself.

Tåg
09-13-2006, 01:03 AM
The one that signs my paycheck.

4kV
09-13-2006, 01:15 AM
The UP seems to go out of its way to make life miserable for railfans.

How so? Really, I doubt they have any protocol to make railfans' lives miserable. They have larger issues about which to worry.

Tåg
09-13-2006, 01:34 AM
How so? Really, I doubt they have any protocol to make railfans' lives miserable. They have larger issues about which to worry.

Like going home with our hands and feet.

cactus65
09-13-2006, 02:26 AM
As I said, I personally have never had any problem with ANYONE from the UP, but know many people who have been flipped off, told in no uncertain terms that they had no right to be taking pictures where they were( on a public county road) and generally pestered by UP employees.
Keep in mind I have two good friends who work for the UP as signal maintainers and bear no grudge against any rail employees. I understand that they have a job to and as you said have more important things on their minds. Like getting home safely to their loved ones and in one piece

socalrailfan
09-13-2006, 02:59 AM
I like both and they both love me! I think by now most of the crews in my area have seen me enough to either be friendly or just ignore me. But I always get a wave if I give one. Somedays are better than others though for friendliness. :roll:

NicTrain35
09-13-2006, 03:07 AM
I like both railways. I'd say that my top two favorite class 1's would be BNSF and UP (sorry about the UP liking Ween! ;)).

NSFan14
09-13-2006, 03:22 AM
I like both and they both love me! I think by now most of the crews in my area have seen me enough to either be friendly or just ignore me. But I always get a wave if I give one. Somedays are better than others though for friendliness. :roll:
We need more people like you on this earth this earth is getting so hateful thats its not even funny anymore sometimes im afraid to walk out my door thinking maybe i could be sniped

Tåg
09-13-2006, 03:40 AM
I like both and they both love me! I think by now most of the crews in my area have seen me enough to either be friendly or just ignore me. But I always get a wave if I give one. Somedays are better than others though for friendliness. :roll:

If somebody waves at me I will wave back. If we don't wave back it is usually because we are busy working (cab red zone) or just plain beat. Keep in mind we are on call 24-7 including hollidays, and work at least 12 hrs a day everyday. As for crews flipping people off, I am sure you have coworkers that are jerks too.

dodi4200
09-13-2006, 01:47 PM
I like both of them too but lets say that i like BNSF 60% and UP 40%.Here in Egypt when i wave to the crew some of them wave to me with anice smile an others look to me with astrange way as railfan is rare in Egypt.

NS 2557
09-13-2006, 02:40 PM
For me ill take the BNSF

SD70MACMAN
09-13-2006, 09:48 PM
BNSF is the lesser of two evils, but Ill take BN any day.

Tåg
09-14-2006, 12:00 AM
BNSF is the lesser of two evils.

What do you mean?

jaanfo
09-15-2006, 02:53 AM
Speaking as an Amtrak employee......

I'll let you all fill in the rest, but I did vote.

Studogg120
09-15-2006, 03:21 AM
I like UP but i like BNSF better.

Tåg
09-15-2006, 03:32 AM
Sheesh no love for UP. :(

jaanfo
09-18-2006, 08:38 AM
*edited version*

Once our trains have as good an ontime record across the UP as they do on the BNSF, and once I can have an honest face-to-face discussion with a UP employee without being insulted I'll love them. I thank you Tag for being pleasant here though :)

*/edited version*

Please folks, don't let this post throw us into a frenzy of arguments. Vote away and feel free to voice your opinion. Thanks for putting up with my venting today.

Tåg
09-18-2006, 09:31 AM
[QUOTE=jaanfo once I can have an honest face-to-face discussion with a UP employee without being insulted I'll love them. [/QUOTE]

One of these days I might have one of those too... LOL

Come on we are not ALL that bad.

M.L.Gabert
09-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Living in the land of desert onions, it would be nice to see a splash of BNSF. As far as railroad/railfan ethics are concerned, UP has usually (I say that loosely) been understanding. If I had a dollar for everytime I've been kicked out of places and intimidated, I would be sipping a margarita in the Bahamas right now. :cool:

Joe the Photog
09-18-2006, 04:36 PM
I like railroads. Class 1s, shortlines, regionals, tourist, industrial, museum.... did I leave anything out? If there are tracks nearby, I'm in a pretty good mood. If there's a train on it, even better. I have a favorite football team, a favorite TV show, even a favorite band. I don't have a favorite railroad.


Joe

jaanfo
09-19-2006, 07:39 AM
One of these days I might have one of those too... LOL

Come on we are not ALL that bad.

Naah, You're not bad at all. I just was venting from an argument with a UP engineer, and the Coast Starlight's been *gulp* RELIABLE!! I may have to start changing my opinion on UP. I do like seeing members here who can't favor one over the other.

skphillips
09-26-2006, 09:21 PM
ill take BNSF