A matter of the greatest urgency

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A matter of the greatest urgency
Posted by trainboyH16-44 on Saturday, December 20, 2008 12:07 PM

 I won't go into details, but I desperately need contact information for anyone who is an employee of CP. This could be a matter of life or death in this weather!

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Posted by blhanel on Saturday, December 20, 2008 12:24 PM

I tried calling Los Angeles Rams Guy, who is a CP employee in Minneapolis.  We met up last year and I still have his phone numbers from then.  No luck in reaching him, though.

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Posted by blhanel on Saturday, December 20, 2008 12:41 PM

The emergency telephone # on CPR's website is listed as 1-800-716-9132 .  Call that.

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Posted by trainboyH16-44 on Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:20 PM

blhanel

The emergency telephone # on CPR's website is listed as 1-800-716-9132 .  Call that.

 

Not quite that much urgency =)

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Posted by blhanel on Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:35 PM

If "greatest urgency" and "a matter of life and death" don't warrant calling CPR's emergency number, then I don't know what does.

Next time, choose your words more wisely.

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Posted by eolafan on Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:48 PM

Many of us over the age of approximately 50 will remember the old children's story about the little boy who cried "Wolf" and cried it so many times that everybody stopped listening to him and then the REAL wolf ate him but nobody came to his rescue as they thought his latest cry for help was another bunch of B.S. - well, this sounds like just such a scenario to me.

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Posted by coborn35 on Saturday, December 20, 2008 8:26 PM

 He did say COULD.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2008 10:50 PM

Hmmm... why don't you try calling the nearest CP yard office, or division point office? 

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Posted by trainboyH16-44 on Saturday, December 20, 2008 11:59 PM

 Answer to the last post:

I don't think a yard office would care about a railfan freezing to death in a snowbank while waiting for the next westbound.

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Posted by greyhounds on Sunday, December 21, 2008 1:31 AM

trainboyH16-44

 Answer to the last post:

I don't think a yard office would care about a railfan freezing to death in a snowbank while waiting for the next westbound.

If someone is in trouble call the local police.  

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Posted by ericsp on Sunday, December 21, 2008 2:00 AM

When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be something about transferring money from Nigeria. 

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Posted by miniwyo on Sunday, December 21, 2008 2:08 AM

ericsp

When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be something about transferring money from Nigeria. 



Hey, love helping people, and I should be getting my money on Monday.  Merry Christmas to me!!!

 

Seriously, Just kidding.....

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, December 21, 2008 5:30 PM

ericsp

When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be something about transferring money from Nigeria. 

Nigerian railfan freezing in a snowbank waiting for the money train.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 22, 2008 10:01 AM

trainboyH16-44

 Answer to the last post:

I don't think a yard office would care about a railfan freezing to death in a snowbank while waiting for the next westbound.

If that's the case, neither would I.

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, December 22, 2008 10:32 AM

If it is because you are a railfan and want to get a picture at some place in the snow and don't want to camp there, why should any railroad or railroader care?  If you went out to take a picture and got stranded or lost, then, yes, it is urgent and a matter of life or death.  But just to know when a train might come, you spread the rumor that all railfans are indeed foamers. Or is there an order from Calgary or Winnepeg that such and such a picture has to be taken for the board room or calendar?

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Posted by trainfan1221 on Monday, December 22, 2008 3:20 PM

Yeah, don't start a thread off like that if it's not really important.  People are really trying to help out here.

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Posted by ValleyX on Monday, December 22, 2008 4:19 PM

I'm waiting with bated breath to find out what was SO urgent but it wasn't THAT urgent.  And, also if it reaches a successful conclusion.

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Posted by fievel on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:32 AM

The frozen railfan will be put on permanent display at the new museum dedicated to those fellow railfans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our hobby. It is being sponsored by CPR.

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Posted by slotracer on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 1:00 PM

OK, Move along, nothing to see here, nothing of any urgency what so ever, just a foamer without a clue, now move along ........

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 6:27 PM
Does a frozen railfan still wave? Whistling

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Posted by coborn35 on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9:09 PM

zugmann
Does a frozen railfan still wave? Whistling

 

RAILFANS WAVE?!

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Posted by trainman6446 on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9:17 PM

Instead of running hometo post on the forums, why didn't YOU go help this "frozen foamer"?

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Posted by RRKen on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:08 PM

trainboyH16-44

 Answer to the last post:

I don't think a yard office would care about a railfan freezing to death in a snowbank while waiting for the next westbound.

 Please don't be telling us you were waiting for a train to photo it.  That is life and death?    Better be thankful I was not the one answering the phone.  

Did Kelarson tell you to do that, or Joe?   Get some common sense lad.

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:11 PM

 Will there be "serious consequences"?...or an "investigation"?

 

 

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Posted by RRKen on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:13 PM

Murray

 Will there be "serious consequences"?...or an "investigation"?

That all depends on if they are "planning a load" or not.

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Posted by JT22CW on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:14 PM

I'm still trying to ascertain the importance.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:17 PM

Je n'entrerai pas dans les détails, mais j'ai désespérément besoin de contacter des renseignements pour quelqu'un qui est un employé de CP. Cela pourrait être une question de vie ou de mort dans ce temps!

Quel poste absolument ridicule pour rendre!

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Posted by RRKen on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:20 PM
Vous auriez fait mieux au " ; scope" ; dehors la situation première.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:21 PM

 Personnellement tout ce non-sens est sur le point de faire la rate de mon canard favori exploser.

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Posted by RRKen on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:24 PM

Murray

 Personnellement tout ce non-sens est sur le point de faire la rate de mon canard favori exploser.

Meilleur interrogez Joe au sujet de celui. Il semble être l'expert.
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