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Re: How's RGS #20 Comin?

October 25, 2011 07:04PM avatar
You guys should lighten up a bit. I agree with James.
To the RGS, other railroads, and people the 20 was just a machine built to haul stuff. To them it was insignificant, not worth anything more than her scrap value.(like it or not that's the truth) But to a small group of people(the some of the men that worked with her, the RMRRC, me and others) it was something special and worth saving.

You should not be so quick to jump on people(im not pointing fingers im speaking in general) just because you don't like what they wrote.
That's why so many members on this forum are leaving, or have stoped posting. If you don't like what they have to say, respect there opinion and move on. I didn't agree with what James said at first, mostly because I was not sure what he meant but after he explained himself I agree with him.

Let me give you another example of what he is talking about. After the San Juan was discontinued the D&RGW put the Parlor/buffet cars Chama, and Durango up for sale. To them they were just another set of cars. Today them mind set might be different but back then most often that stuff didn't mean diddley.

I love the RGS because it was able to keep limping on through all manner of difficulties. I love and embrace the fact that the RGS did what they did with VERY little money. (At knotts things are not that different, we have a tight budget and have to do the best we can with what we have.) If you don't like my statement remember what the motors/geese were built from. Used car parts, spare speeder parts, leftover metal,(like tie plates) sheet metal, and wood.
Its fun to me as im rebuilding my 1:20.3 scale model of 41 when I can't build or get something perfect I can just say well its good enough for the RGS.

The 20 is being rebuilt better than it would have been on the RGS, or F&CC and better than she needs to be to run around the museum loop. But Linn isn't so much rebuilding her to run at the museum, he's rebuilding her to LAST. And that's what matters.
Linn your doing a fantastic job, keep it up.

Just my 3 or 4 cents.
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