Old 06-17-2010, 10:50 PM   #26
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I would imagine we'd get a refund if the night sessions were cancelled.
My point is why do those riding trains get a voucher for a ride behind WM 734 in Cumberland but the photo session people get nothing? Of course the lights will still be turned on at 9 pm, but the coach will still move for those wanting to ride the trains. What's the difference? If they're getting compensated for the lack of planning then we should too.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:31 AM   #27
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My point is why do those riding trains get a voucher for a ride behind WM 734 in Cumberland but the photo session people get nothing? Of course the lights will still be turned on at 9 pm, but the coach will still move for those wanting to ride the trains. What's the difference? If they're getting compensated for the lack of planning then we should too.
With the day-long excursion, 734 was one of two locomotives involved in the event. With the night photo shoot, it's one locomotive of several. Its importance to the experience of the night photo shoot is determined by the participant, not by the math.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:10 AM   #28
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WM 734 will NOT be at WV RAILS. It was just announced today. Smells fishy to me.
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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.
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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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