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Our two favorite Railfans were out today, first let me make in known this PLACE IS NOT TO HARRASS OR SAY ANYTHING NEGITIVE ABOUT THESE GENTALMEN. Post something mean, I will delete your comment.
These two guys were out today, claiming to work for the railroad. This as far as we know is not the case. One did get into an argument with some railfans and some of their kids. A SMART worker lost it and became very irate against him, claiming he worked for neither railroad. There was no physical fight, however it came close. It seems to me these guys are not dangerous, but lack basic social skills, and it is extremely important to understand that.

We need to have someone watch over these gentlemen or have them checked through both railroads or something.

What is hitting me hardest is that they are claiming to work for, and are authorized, through both the railroad and law enforcement. They are not. They however believe they are railroad police, and will let you know that. The irony of this is that they were yelling at people to get off of the tracks while standing in the middle of the mainline. Most of these people were just children, young children with their parents putting pennies on the track. Both NWP and SMART employees were not having a problem with these people.
How do we deal with these guys? It is importaint to understand that mentaly disabled persons often lack basic social skills that you and I are using at this very moment. If you find yourself upset with them, like many of us at the yard became today, we must take in a couple of deep breaths and take a walk around. We are all here for the exact same reason; to watch the trains. They express themselves in a different way than you and I do.

  The situation at the depot became scary at some points, especially when the one gentleman became extremely mad at some kids putting pennies on the track, and then got into a yelling argument with the father and then some other guys watching the train. SMART and NWP officials were pretty chill and laid back about everybody who was here, except for the one SMART worker who lost it with our two favorites.
I just wanted to give my report Reporting semi-live from the Santa Rosa Depot,

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Comment by Chad Gustafson on August 26, 2012 at 8:28pm
I've noticed that for the most part Altamont is pretty chill, I'm not an active member there so I really can't say other than what train friends have told me.
From what I've heard and seen, it's mainly the Yahoo group although I havn't heard anything negitive out of them lately, in fact at all lately.
I havn't heard anything bad about us in a while, which is a good thing I guess.
I think it was just a couple of bad apples on each site.
Comment by HUTCH 7.62 on August 26, 2012 at 8:22pm

You should hear the bad rap that Altamont has over at Train orders.  It's the Internet what do you expect. Funny thing.... certain people on NWP have better manners, then when the go to Altamont Press and troll around.........

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on August 26, 2012 at 5:56pm

Chad, about this site having a bad rap (because you keep saying it does)-I started going to Altamont Press for this very reason, and so far, nobody has posted anything negative about since I started looking. Does the NWP Yahoo group really have that many big-mouthed smartasses, who think they’re the supreme authority in all matters NWP, so they bad mouth us, or is it other sites I'm not thinking of? The other sites must be pretty insignificant, because I've never heard of them. They say people hating on you is a sure sign of your success-they're jealous and can't stand that this site is bigger and better than their lethargic NWP fan site, which next to nobody ever visits, I guess.


Zachary M. Toler

Comment by jbriogrande on July 7, 2012 at 11:59pm

Good point d. kosdrosky....they are mentally disabled, agreed.....roll out the red carpet and let them speak their piece, and pretend that you understand. Sure will.......a week from Tuesday. I overstepped calling them fools and jackasses,....and I'm sorry for that. Ignorance is bliss. For petes sake....ignore them. Stepping in to confront them is just what they feed on. You are supplying them with the ammunition.... so that they appear to be fools and jackasses to the general public.....

Comment by Chad Gustafson on July 7, 2012 at 8:25pm
You're welcome
Comment by J. Sebastien on July 7, 2012 at 8:24pm

Thanks Chad.

Comment by Chad Gustafson on July 7, 2012 at 7:55pm
Best idea I've heard all day.
Comment by J. Sebastien on July 7, 2012 at 7:13pm

I got an idea! We all know who they are and what they do. Let's just drop the subject until action dictates otherwise.

Comment by Chad Gustafson on July 7, 2012 at 4:59pm
It's a lack of professional attitudes on this site that have led it to become badmouthed and resulted in valuable members leaving. I realize this is the Internet, but come on. Keep it professional.
Comment by roky on July 7, 2012 at 4:56pm

You don't have to like them, but we should be respectful. and not call them names on this site.  

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