I'VE GROWN TIRED OF THIS WEBSITE AND HAVE DECIDED TO LET GO OF IT NEXT MONTH. I HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO WITH MY TIME NOW AND THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM. I WANT TO THANK MOST PEOPLE FOR ALL THEIR TIME AND EFFORT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. WITH ALL THE NEW WAYS TO COMMUNICATE USING IM, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ETC THE LOG ON AND POST WAY OF DOING IT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY ARE GOING THE WAY OF THE WAGON WHEEL. THE DISPARAGING ATTACKS AIMED AT ME AND MY FAMILY SHOW THE DARKER SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE. NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN AND POST ANYMORE AFFECTIVE IMMEDIETEDLY. I BELIEVE I WILL JUST KEEP PAYING THE MINIMUM SERVICE FEE JUST TO KEEP THE RIGHTS TO THE DOMAIN NAME. UNTILL LATER.... BYE....BYE!!
To date I have put $100,000.00 of my own money into the vast pool of funding which drives the effort to restore one of the largest, heaviest, most powerful steam locomotive ever built back to operational status over the next several years. According to my sources of information it will be more like a 5 year time frame.
The personal and deliberate low-balling attacks directed at me over the past few years by website owners / members, certain 470 Railroad Club trustees / members and past / present employees of Conway Scenic Railroad, etc really pissed me off beyond belief. SHAME ON THEM!!
The actions of these unscrupulous individuals and their accomplices made this an easy decision for me to help The UP Railroad. The truth is I would've really liked to place some $250,000.00 of my own personal funds into a steam locomotive restoration project based in New England.
I finally grew tired of being thrown under the bus all the time for things that weren't my fault regarding my former involvement with efforts aimed at restoring EX-MEC Steam Locomotive #501 and all the B/S that came with it from the above mentioned.
If railfans want to point the finger of blame at anyone as to why MEC #501 may not run again or why MEC #470 project may take years and years to get anywhere then they have only themselves to blame. I choose to let them frolic in their own stink.
No matter how you slice it or dice it - skew it or stew it...... a quarter of a million greenbacks is quite a chunk of change. However it's my money and I'll do with it what I want to do with it. They had their chance to be nice to me but weren't.
Everything in life comes with a price tag. Are you bastards sorry now? Then screw you anyways. I don't take anybody's shit and that goes double for those who threw me under the bus without due justification.