WHY AM I HERE-A WASTE OF TIME???  

RailBaron2 54M
684 posts
10/4/2005 6:22 pm

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WHY AM I HERE-A WASTE OF TIME???

(phot is of water tank built in 1902 comming down)I"M PISSED & VENTING TODAY!!!!!!!!!
I spent a week painting our Locomotive, I get up this morning & the Talc Mill across the street let loose a large amount of dust last night
EVERYTHING IS COVERED IN WHITE TALC!!! # 9 looks like its ready to reprise its role in the
3 Godfathers Movie with John Wayne Pulling into Appachie Wells.(If Youv'e seen that movie That is OUR Locomotive when it was still in opperating condition)
Then this afternoon we have a Group that comes to the Museum right at closeing -The ADULTS that are SUPPOSED to SUPERVISE these kids let them climb
where they're not supposed to be, Run all over - THIS IS A MUSEUM NOT A DAMN PARK OR PLAYGROUND !!!!!
WHAT PART OF KEEP OFF FOR YOUR SAFETY & TO HELP US PRESERVE WHAT IS HERE CAN"T THESE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND!!!! We do not charge to tour our 11 acre museum- we ask for donations. I have busted my ass for the last 5 years to keep this place looking its best, litterally doing the impossible for the ungratefull with nothing & I'm getting tired of it!
To add INSULT to injury I have spent a lot of MY OWN money & Time as a Vollenteer Doing things out here from Cosmeticly restoreing # 9, to buying track materials & actually laying track ( try picking up a 7"X9"X8' long creosote treated tie by yourself or moving a 30' lenth of 75 lb per yard rail with a bar into position. as well as driving spikes into the ties to hold the rail in gauge) I've spent 30 of my 42 years doing Historical research on this place-taking photos, collecting photos,documents,taking measurements, doing drawings of buildings & structures that are or were here so they can be properly PRESERVED & RESTORED.
What does the Board of this Museum do? They ignore my work, My spoken & written words over the last 20 years & mickey mouse a water tank back together (After Destroying the original tank by trying to pull the staves of a 102 year old tank with a cable & a tow truck!) when they had the information to rebuild this tank back HISTORICLY CORRECT at thier finger tips, These ELECTED Board members who forget they are SUPPOSED to represent the Members then Spit in the faces of other Members who care about the RAILROAD
PORTION of this Museum ( Which the Southern Pacific Railroad DONATED TO INYO COUNTY in 1960 to be PRESERVED for FUTURE generations - Not so the Railroad portion could be sold, removed or destroyed so these peiople could bring in buildings that were not here & let the originalBuildings ect. go to hell!!!)Members who have given thier time & money to see things properly restored- who were willing to give money to see this tank rebuilt right & the Museum Board & the County's attitude is " Who is going to know or care"& to those others mentioned when they wrote the museum to express thier LEGITIMATE CONCERNS they were told- To " Mind thier own bussiness" or " You don't know as much as you think you know" & "Your being too critical" All the Good I've done this Museum The donations of artifacts, my time as a vollenteer, My service as a employee All repaid with EVIL,& 1 jackass that does very little out here has the balls to say that " I'm Biting the hand that feeds me" Why? because I'm expected to do a job right & he is too high & mighty to be held to the same standard!!! I don't recall this person getting people to become members of this organization, or out there laying track,or doing more than shooting elevations for a building with a transit & showing up once a month for a Meeting of the HISTORICLY CHALLENGED!!!
They give the excuse " WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY"
Well if they'd stop PISSING OFF Members that HAD
Money & stop wasting it on Bringing in or Building things that have as much bussiness being here as a milk buckett under a bull & spend it on RESTORATION & PRESERVATION of what was here from 1883 to 1960 & untie my hands so I could get some things done PROPERLY out here & get off thier worthless asses & be part of the Brill car crew & get that thing out on weekends & give rides back & forth in the yard we just might HAVE some MONEY
GOD knows they sure as Hell don't use it to pay
me a decent living wage.YES MY FANGS & CLAWS ARE OUT when it comes to what I hold dear & pricelees
I'm like a Mother GRIZZLY bear protecting her cubs.& these people have made the mistake of going after THIS BEAR with a B B gun! These events have been unfolding for several months I have a long fuse but I have run out of cheecks to turn.I have been VERY RESTRAINED until today,
NOW I"M PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
10/6/2005 5:46 pm

white talc #9, huh?


RailBaron2 54M

10/6/2005 6:30 pm

Thank You flyaway1012, I definatly needed that. I had to vent off
some steam before a Major Volcanic eruption occured. (Yes This
RED HEAD Has a Temper,You all in blogland that read this post have seen it. ) I have cooled down for now, The question is- Is there a woman out there reading this that thinks she can calm this Savage beast.


RailBaron2 54M

10/6/2005 9:01 pm

Saint- our Locomotive, # 9 was covered in white talc dust as was the rest of our 11 acre museum I spent today going through buildings
cleanning the talc dust off everything - to give you a Idea what
things look like out here, take a 5 lb sack of flour, turn on a big fan on high indoors, rip open bag of flour in front of fan let flour dust settle. That is what I had to clean up in 23 buildings,& off our locomotive. it looks like winter here but this stuff doesn't melt


xxxhandyman4u2 55M

10/15/2005 11:57 am

I hear ya about venting some steam ...I used to work on the Laurel highlands rr up this way until we werent alowed to run the "Highlander " on the track.......I climbed into a bottle of Jim Beam that day and got roaring drunk.....
I dont drink no more but miss firing that little 2-4-0.....its gone now ...and the Mueseum we used to stop at is almost defunct...Some Call That progress....I dont...


RailBaron2 54M

10/15/2005 4:51 pm

Hi handyman,I've been Motorman on our recently restored Modle 55 Brill car, our 4-6-0 steam engine has been out of action since 1960. How some of these people that don't give a damn get on Museum Boards is a Mystery to me,A Green Light To you allways, Thanks for stopping By, Jim


rm_MustangD6644 51M
1031 posts
10/20/2005 8:31 pm

Sadly these sort of knuckle grazing bone headed brainless backstabbing sly Gollum like characters float to the surface in any organisation and piss off the decent committed members and supporters no end. The only way to deal with them is to deny them places of authority that they covet so much. It takes effort but it beats wasting your efforts getting mad over their stupidity.
Run for a position on the Board next election RB and start your ground work now by quietly wording up good solid members. Play them at their own game and defeat them before they destroy your endeavours.


rm_MustangD6644 51M
1031 posts
10/20/2005 8:38 pm

I forgot to add that the ackronym for your title would be W.O.F.T.A.M being Waste of F@#$%%g Time And Money


RailBaron2 54M

10/20/2005 10:17 pm

Mustang- I will be running for Board Member in the future,unfortunatly a few of these people have to resign or die off first,We would have had a tourist railroad to town 20 years ago if they hadn't pissed off a wealthy Board member. We are working to get it going again & build the first 2-1/4 miles out of the yard,Just waiting for the Environmental B.S.


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