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busyEMT 11-26-2006 10:38 PM

Reuters: Rail fans wanted for national security
 
http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...1-ArticlePage3

Quote:

By Nick Carey

ROCHELLE, Illinois (Reuters) - With a round face, curly mop of sandy hair and shy demeanor, bespectacled Wayne Davis looks like an average American, but he claims that, as a railroad buff, he is also a vital asset to national security.

"We are a valuable natural resource in the war on terror," Davis, 33, says of himself and hundreds of thousands like him.

SD70MACMAN 11-27-2006 07:05 AM

Good article. Nice to get some positive attention.

BNSF4682 03-23-2007 10:21 PM

1 word. RIDICULOUS. Not in a bad way against you, it is just dumb how we get in trouble for being on railroad property, yet now they want us for security? That's the reason we get in trouble for in the first place! Gosh.

4kV 03-23-2007 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BNSF4682
1 word. RIDICULOUS. Not in a bad way against you, it is just dumb how we get in trouble for being on railroad property, yet now they want us for security? That's the reason we get in trouble for in the first place! Gosh.

They still don't want you on the property, and you will still get in trouble for it. That is not the issue, and being on the property and keeping an eye on things is comparing apples and oranges. The theory is that railfans can be an extra set of eyes, and those eyes do not have to be on the property to see what is going on. That being said, I have never been excited over this whole idea. My take has always been that I can report someone suspicious or breaking the law whether or not I have some card that says I am a certified deputy railfan whathamacallit or not. All I need is a phone.

trainmonster 03-24-2007 02:00 PM

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That's all I got on that link.

Rich

Frederick 03-24-2007 08:22 PM

That's because the article was published last November.


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