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Old 06-18-2010, 03:10 AM   #28
Dennis A. Livesey
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Originally Posted by PLEzero View Post
WM 734 will NOT be at WV RAILS. It was just announced today. Smells fishy to me.
Originally Posted by PLEzero View Post
I've canceled my plans to attend WV Rails and they won't be getting money from me ever again. My only interest in the event was to see 734. I'll be spending my time watching real trains instead.
Originally Posted by PLEzero View Post
It is a little over a week away. Most of their tickets have already been sold. The only official source of information is from a press release from WV Rails. Do you really think they would admit to any blame for WM 734 not coming? I'm certain there is more to this story than CSX changing their minds at the last minute.

Also, it was noted that riders of trains that were to be pulled by WM 734 will be getting a voucher to use at the WMSR. What about those attending the night photo session? How come they will not be receiving anything? That is an $82 ticket.
I never understood this self-righteous railfan attitude. It's not like you were taken in by a real crook like Madoff now is it?

Frankly, the most disappointed people of all in this CSX-caused fiasco are the organizers themselves. They put in all the hard work of trying to do something really special for the railfan community only to have CSX viciously pull the rug at the last minute.

Then, to add insult to injury, someone who should understand the situation now throws mud in their face. Fortunately the organizers have the thick skin necessary to ignore such "supporters" like you. I'm sure they won't miss your business.

Are you really a railfan? Have you done this for decades? Then you must realize that with railfan excursions there is no such thing as a guarantee, EVER. It's always a miracle any of these special excursions come off.

Stop being petulant, grow up, volunteer or do something that's positive to help the railfan hobby instead.

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