Old 01-01-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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CSX CEO Michael Ward shocks railfans everywhere by posting the following question on Trainorders forums: Does anyone know what CSX stands for? Fifty pages later, he replies, I know I should know, being the CEO and everything, but no one around the golf course seems to remember. A flame war later begins over the meaning of the X. And then when someone calls it the Chicken Sh*t eXpress, all members including Ward are banned from Trainorders. A follow up thread over why CSXs reporting marks are actually CSXT gets few replies.

Norfolk Southern announces a new heritage paint scheme black with white lettering. Company spokesperson Susan Bland said, We could think of no better way to honor our past rather than painting every single piece of rolling stock we own black. The first piece of rolling stock to get the heritage paint is a caboose used as a shoving platform in North Carolina.

In Indiana, a railfan will be arrested after being questioned by local police why he was shooting trains. Informing him that he was doing nothing wrong and that he was actually catching three graffiti artists in the act, the cop will accidentally delete his digital catches and break the camera. At a press conference, the sheriff will start by saying, We live In a different world after 9/11

Al Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 railroads merge to form Conrail. The paint scheme to be used is armour yellow and grey with red trim.
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Amtrak announces the Moussilini schedule in effort to help trains arrive on time.

Cannon announces new idiot proof camera for railfans. Platform too confusing for cops to delete shots.

Amtrak makes depot without derailing.
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Railfans required to register in program akin to sex offender registry.
National Security reasons cited by FBI.
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Norfolk Southern reintroduces the steam program for a day, it is then canceled when the TV cameras leave.
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