Moving in another building or 3  

RailBaron2 54M
684 posts
4/19/2006 10:03 pm

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4/26/2006 10:17 pm

Moving in another building or 3

Today was a day when 3 new buildings arrived- No Historical signifigance except they were classrooms built in the 1970's. They can't get me $400.00 worth of Round up by March 1st so I can spray weeds, or shingles to fix roofs of original buildings, They don't want to paint original buildings, but they can spend $6,000 for these 3 buildings, another $18,000 to move them 20 miles & another $4,000 to set them.

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
4/19/2006 10:19 pm

Was this decided by a committee?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

RailBaron2 54M

4/20/2006 6:43 am

Hi Princess Karma- Close try a Board of Historicly Challenged Directors of the Museum
That wouldn't know what Restoration Or Preservation was is if came & bit them in the ass.

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
4/20/2006 12:18 pm

Typical, isn't it?


RailBaron2 54M

4/20/2006 5:52 pm

Unfortunatly Yes Mag, These people will destroy a Railroad related item for being a " Liability" But I talk till I'm blue in the face about the Farm equipment being a equal " Liability" & nothing is done. Destroy that farm equipment though & the Yogert would Hit the fan.Today I had to put a fence around one of the new buildings because of the " Liability" & brought the subject up again about the farm equipment - I doubt any thing will be done until after some kid climbs on it gets hurt.Then saddly,they will learn.

TTigerAtty 62M

4/21/2006 6:47 am

Very typical, Jim! Too many people think they know it all by virtue of their position or title! Too many are too stupid or too egotistical to listen to people like you who work within the system they are responsible to manage and improve. It's all about their attitude in this regard. You could write up a very logical 20-page report regarding how you think the museum should be run and what upgrades should made. If their attitude is as it seems to be, no one would even thoughtfully consider your recommendations. FIRST YOU HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION! I used to be a manager in a well-known Fortune 500 company. I always sought out input from people who worked for me. Those people have the answers and can make it so easy for a manager. All ya' gotta do is just listen to them and understand their perspective! I feel your frustration!

RailBaron2 54M

4/21/2006 12:04 pm

Thanks TTigerAtty,I couldn't get thier attention if I hit them over thier thick heads with a 2x4.I have Only been a Life member of our Organization for 30 years,been a vollenteer here for a total of 13-1/2 years, Written a report on trackwork,Laid over 300' of track by myself,had help on the rest.Done drawings of buildings & structures that are or were here from 1883 until 1960,Donated almost a years gross wages in Tools & Historic artifacts,Have in my personal collection over 1700 photio's -700 are of these yards when the railroad was running, over 100 original documents,My days here are numbered as My patience with these people is pushed to its limit.There was once a 30'x40'warehouse here that a exact replica could be rebuilt on its orriginal site I have done the drawings, But no if its from Jim He doesn't know as much as He thinks he knows so ignore Him- He will eventually go away.Thanks for letting me Rant, Rave & Vent. Jim

tillerbabe 55F

4/22/2006 11:14 pm

Whose in charge dammit?

RailBaron2 54M

4/23/2006 7:12 am

Hi Tillerbabe-You ask who is in charge ? The County owns the property, but the Supervisors "Have more important issues to deal with" so The Historical Society who has had a agreement with the County has been opperating here for the last 40 years.Letting what was originally here deteriorate but bringing in lots of "Historic" buildings to create a "Village" The 10 member Board has only 3 people who are railroad friendly & They are about as worthless as a milk buckett under a Bull. I have spoken & written over the last 15 years- They ignore me & spit in my face, Others that are members have written & because they are from out of town they are told " You are too far away- Mind your own bussiness" These People have pissed of vollenteers,donors, benifactors over the years then they sit & scratch thier heads why they can't get vollenteers, or money .
The Museum is on the National Registry of Historic Places & anyone can write them & get a copy of the documents.I don't know what it would cost for a copy. I have been doing research & drawings to update & correct the errors in this document as when it was orriginally done they did the best with what they had at the time.
it is also why I am working on writing a book on our railroad & I will put the Maps, drawings, photo's in there so anyone who reads it can see for themselves the facts.The displays are nice Yes, There has been some restoation done yes,but the reason this museum exists in the first place is because the Southern Pacific Railroad Gave the 11 acres with what was still here in April of 1960 to the people of this County for " Safekeeping for generations to come" The Historical Society was formed & early brochures read- "RESTORATION,PRESERVATION The keys to our heratige" & "Why preserve Laws?"You can look up
Laws Railroad Museum on google, & can go to Yahoo groups SPNG & read March of last last year my postings about the water tank fiasco. 20 people that are members wrote the board & were treated very wrongly.
I was threatened with termination for exercising my right to speek out & Because I called in our local Supervisor who turned out spoke with typical politician forked tounge.

RailBaron2 54M

4/25/2006 10:34 am

Flyaway- You hit the nail on the head

RailBaron2 54M

4/26/2006 9:56 pm

Hi Dysgyzed, unfortunatly my scale drawings are like blue prints & I cannot scan them into my computer, I am planning on putting them in my book. As for the first dinning cars-if you think those were opulent you should see some of what were called Mansions on Rails.
Interiors lined with walnut, mohogany, ash, oak, teak- built back in the days when hand craftsmanship was excellent.

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