Fred Frailey (Trains Mag): Dave Fink the elder anecdotes

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Fred Frailey (Trains Mag): Dave Fink the elder anecdotes

Postby johnpbarlow » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:14 am

From Fred's blog on the Trains Magazine website: "A Busy Day at Rigby Yard, 1981"

http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/fred-frailey/archive/2016/10/29/a-busy-day-at-rigby-yard-1981.aspx
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Re: Fred Frailey (Trains Mag): Dave Fink the elder anecdotes

Postby NRGeep » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:29 am

"Staying power alone does not prove much." Old Head stated in comments section after Frailey piece. I think he is also on to something with Fink Sr being a product of the Peter Principle in securing the GTI position.

Defered maintenance of ROW's and equipment, losing customers like Erving Paper etc, does not seem a model of efficiently running a railroad.
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Re: Fred Frailey (Trains Mag): Dave Fink the elder anecdotes

Postby jaymac » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:46 am

Almost nostalgic!
No reckoning of the upended lives, curtailed careers, lost customers, or other impacts of essentially a vanity operation. I hope the Fink 1.0 era is taught as a what-not-to-do in B-schools throughout the land.
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Re: Fred Frailey (Trains Mag): Dave Fink the elder anecdotes

Postby Mikejf » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:37 am

Can you imagine pulling the fire alarm stunt now? What a great way to do accountability, just as long as it wasn't January.
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Re: Fred Frailey (Trains Mag): Dave Fink the elder anecdotes

Postby NRGeep » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:22 am

Mikejf wrote:Can you imagine pulling the fire alarm stunt now? What a great way to do accountability, just as long as it wasn't January.


Certainly a unique approach to eliminate dead wood.
Showboating not withstanding, mostly downhill from there.
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