Paul was initially upset due to the lack of proper citation for some of the responses his questions have elicited. Don Simon was initially upset over the lack of tact in addressing the concern. Both perspectives seem entirely legitimate to me (not that anyone asked for my thoughts--because no one has).
Paul, I can tell from your questions (and ensuing responses) that you are a good fisherman! I could learn a lot from you for the next time I make my own inquiries regarding the GTW GR sub. I hope you will continue asking questions, as there are those on this board who have much to contribute. I also hope you will reconsider sharing your own personal material. I, for one, would be interested in seeing what you may have to share, as well as reading the personal perspective/back story. And as an aside, this thread has served to remind me of the importance of citing sources. Over the years, I have assembled literally hundreds of pages of notes as well as countless pictures in my ongoing "research" and I wish I had been more meticulous with citations--even as my research is merely for personal reference.
Don, I have no idea how many times I have copied and pasted information and statistics you have provided for various rail lines over the years. In you I sense a "kindred spirit"--particularly for specific carloadings for specific industries. This has been very helpful in shaping more prototypical model railroad operations--and on behalf of the Detroit and Milwaukee railway, I thank you! It is somewhat tragic to think of the wealth of information and anecdotal stories that has been lost over the years because this forum does not keep permanent records. Your taking the time for the preservation of so much of this history is appreciated!
Meanwhile, "let's keep the freight rolling, gentlemen..."
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