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Re: More like a CATS with nine lives

June 24, 2019 06:41AM avatar
When we look at the history of any successful endeavor, whether the C&TS or the USA, we find them replete with many component histories of individual and/or group heroic contributions. For 50 years now there has been a constant stream of effort by many (far too many to count) to keep the railroad alive. Please don’t take my comment here as in anyway an attempt to diminish those efforts. Those contributors deserve all the recognition they can get and we should really try to come up with a way to do that.

However, John Cole’s original post was in relation to next year’s 50th anniversary and without our own set of “founding fathers” there would be no 50th. Most of us when shown the need are willing to put a shoulder to the wheel, damn few see the need of the wheel. 50 years ago when the D&RGW wanted to pull the plug, a group decided that being sorry, as many were then, just wasn’t good enough and acted. They busted their collective butts to ensure that the narrow gauge would continue to run on at least a representative part of its route. Without that first effort all the hard and often heroic efforts that followed would, for lack of need, never have happened.
To me, those “founding fathers of the C&TS” deserve special recognition and the 50th anniversary is an appropriate time to do that.

Rich



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2019 07:47AM by Rich Murray.
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Thoughts on marking the 50 anniversary of the CATS

John Cole June 22, 2019 10:02PM

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Greg Scholl June 23, 2019 04:54AM

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Rich Murray June 23, 2019 06:01AM

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Tomstp June 23, 2019 11:39AM

More like a CATS with nine lives

John West June 23, 2019 11:58AM

Re: More like a CATS with nine lives . . . thumbs upthumbs up

Russo Loco June 23, 2019 01:31PM

It takes a Team!

drgw0579 June 23, 2019 05:58PM

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John Cole June 23, 2019 09:12PM

Kyle

John West June 23, 2019 09:49PM

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GeorgeGaskill June 23, 2019 11:43PM

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Earl June 24, 2019 11:19AM

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Rich Murray June 24, 2019 06:41AM

Re: Honor the Founders at the Fiftieth! smileys with beer

Russo Loco June 24, 2019 10:30AM

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Volvoguy87 June 25, 2019 07:08AM

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johnegert June 25, 2019 10:38AM

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AndyA July 14, 2019 07:28PM

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John Cole July 15, 2019 12:26AM

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Greg Scholl July 15, 2019 04:59AM

Re: Who's still around for 50th Anniversary of C&TS . . . ?

Russo Loco July 15, 2019 10:48AM

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Earl July 15, 2019 11:04AM

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Russo Loco July 15, 2019 11:09AM

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Greg Scholl July 15, 2019 12:59PM

Re: Who's still around for 50th Anniversary of C&TS . . . ?

Rob483 July 15, 2019 06:15PM

A side question that doesn't deserve a new thread

michael July 15, 2019 06:14PM



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