This is the equivilent of a post this year about someone who wanted to put railroad insignia on their car doors. I can see where THAT was going really quick!!!!!! Make people think
he's a railroad man? Gain access to unauthorized places(?) Cruise thru yards and terminals unmolested(?) This is no different!!!!!
it never ceases to amaze me the extent to which "foamers" will go to 'impersonate" a railroader, the equipment they will buy, the money they will spend JUST to soothe this overwhelming desire to BE the creature! Then those very souls wonder why railroad people, including the companies themselves, regard them as "strange," wierd, or even dangerous. All railfans are NOT like that, but there's enough of them (the wierd ones) to cause the employees to laugh at them, treat them with rudeness, run them off the RoW, report their presence in odd places, and generally regard them with suspicion! Believe me, there were times when I would not even TELL someone I was a railroader in a group for fear of being "latched onto" by one of the extremists. I'm sorry, but if someone tells me he's wanting to make a HiRail out of his personal vehicle, I automatically smell danger; danger to ME, danger to the company(s), and danger to the person wanting to DO this because he has NO clue what he's doing no matter WHAT he has read in one of those "fan" magazines.
Instead of spending that money on "impersonating"(?) a railroad vehicle/person, I still think I'm
a better cause to spend the money on! LOL!!!