daylight4449 wrote: well, i'm not rhe type of person who's willing to give up. frankly, he should give railfan's another chance. just cause 2 yahoos robbed them and stole the manuals 30 some-odd years ago dosn't mean it'll happen again
Persistance and annoyance are separated by a thin line. A VERY
As determined as you are, I highly doubt you're going to accomplish much other than annoy and alienate yourself from the E&LS.
Also, bear in mind the old rule of thumb regarding a couple of bad apples spoiling the whole bushel. Like it or not, the locomotives are HIS TOYS and if he feels that the general public can't be trusted to respect his property (and you know there are those railfans out there who will go to any lengths to acquire "genuine" pieces of railroadiana... horns, builders' plates, etc.), then it is his right to lock them away and tell people they are not allowed to see or touch them. It sucks, yes, and I hope that they are destined for museums, if not restored to operational status instead of being scrapped, but their fate has yet to be decided and that time will come when Mr. Larkin (or his estate) is ready to decide.
Now, just to clarify...
knocking your crusade, I'm not
trying to start a flame war and I have nothing personal against you
. People have tried for the past thirty-some odd years to get at those Sharks. NOBODY
has been successful. You might get lucky, but past experience proves otherwise.
I'm also not the type to give up easily, but I also know when to cut my losses and run and when to pick my battles. If people in the industry and various historical institutions can't gain access, I doubt you will either. You might surprise all of us and wind up being given unprecidented access to the units, but, right now, if I were a betting man, my money would be against you.
I wish you the best of luck, but as I and others have said... don't get your hopes up.
Maybe you can team up with Doyle MacCormack and "liberate" the sharks. If he can get two of the four PA-4s back from Mexico...
"Goodnight, and Good Luck."
- Edward R. Murrow.[/quote]
not bad. mabey doyle could get it done. but either way, at least say ":hey, so i don't want people to be near them, but who's to say i can't take some pics to say that the sharks are still alive"