October 26, 2011 03:50PM
Paul Luning Wrote:
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> HighCommander Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Jeff,
> > I suggested James should lighten up. My
> response
> > was to him saying the RGS was not important. I
> > said that was heresy and he would be voted out
> of
> > the Otto Mears Fan Club. That was BS and should
> > have been taken as BS.The long explanation of
> what
> > work had been performed on 20 at the Museum was
> to
> > counter what I perceived as being said that the
> 20
> > had sat outside for decades (no work had been
> done
> > to it over that period of time) that was a
> serious
> > post.
> > It is difficult to realize what a gem the RGS
> was.
> > Especially if you had not gotten up close and
> > personal with it.
> > Like John Bush I spent a lot of time in RGS
> > territory. I had a summer place on the west
> bluff
> > overlooking Trout Lake. Next to Karl
> Schaeffers'
> > folks RGS coach 0252 and the old Matterhorn
> > section house. Many years spent hiking and
> driving
> > the old grades between Rico and Ridgway. I
> gained
> > a great respect and interest from how and where
> > the RGS operated, and the RGS was built in
> 1891.
> > At the CRRM I was involved in restoration &
> upkeep
> > of RGS 20, bringing Geese 2,6,& 7 back to
> > operating condition and even operating No.2
> from
> > Durango to Silverton and back in 2000 and 2001.
> > Helped do a total restoration on RGS business
> car
> > RIco. This gives the RGS top billing in my
> > estimation. It was stated the RGS was not the
> NYC.
> > It sure wasn't. The NYC was a great railroad,
> but
> > it pales in comparison to the RGS. The total
> > improbability of the railroad, where it ran,
> how
> > it survived for 60 years and the scenery alone
> > makes it stand out.
> > I do respect other peoples opinions, but that
> > doesn't mean I can't comment (not jumping) on
> > their opinions. After all, this is the Narrow
> > Gauge Discussion Forum. This was a serious
> post.
> > I'll try to put more BS in my next post.
> > Bill
>
>
> At CRRM we refer to Bill and a few other
> unenlightened souls as Unreconstructed RGS Fans,
> whereas True Believers are those devoted to The
> Old South Park. We have little hope that Bill will
> see the light, but miracles do happen.
> Paul
Paul,
At least the Ooold South Park was Colorado narrow gauge and I have knelt at both ends of the Alpine tunnel, even done a little work on DSP&P 191, against my better judgement. I remember hauling you kicking and screaming in the back of Goose 2 for a run to Silverton. I also remember you yelling "this ain't no Mason Bogie" Does this constitute BS?
Bill



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