Sorry. No offense meant.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Martin23, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Martin23

    Martin23 New Member

    My sincerest apologies to anyone who might have been offended by my poll about the new CSX colors. I meant no harm, and I used the words I chose to just try and put a humorous wrinkle into the poll. I guess nobody likes polls. Once again. I'm sorry if I offended anyone.:(
  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Huh? What? Did I miss something? I haven't voted yet because I haven't looked up pics of the new paint scheme yet. I saw it a couple of weeks ago (from a link in another thread), but don't remember enough to make a judgement. It looks like several other people have voted, though...

  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    No offense here, I didn't vote cause I have no idea what the new colors are.
  4. billk

    billk Active Member

    I had no problem (and no offense) with the poll, either. I did vote "I don't care" because I really don't care - (about the paint scheme, not the poll).

    Actually, I think this bunch is pretty thick skinned!:)
  5. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    No offense here. I didn't vote because I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize there was a poll going on!

    I would have voted in the last category.... I model UPRR, etc.

  6. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Hey Martin - I don't think anyone is upset with you.

    I didn't vote because I know nothing about CSX either!

    NOW - If you want a vote on ROCK ISLAND color schemes ... !!!



    Hey Tyson!

    Would you believe that I attended Swain County High for a couple of years ??!!

    How is good ole Bryson City ???

    I lived in Cherokee, where my grandfather was the chief (pun intended) civil engineer for the Qualla reservation. I had to bus to B.C. because I couldn't attend the Cherokee school (which was next door to our home)!

    I remember the golf course fondly, too! :)

    I often wish I had never left the Smokies ..... the mountains will always be my true home!

    - George
  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Hi Martin,
    There is no need for apology. That's what the Poll thingie is there for :) . Nobody can take offence at something they are not compelled to do, and nobody was insulted .... (If they were, the Lone Ranger will sort them out :D )

    I kinda liked your humour in one of the options, that was a great "out" for anyone who didn't like it but wouldn't like to say so.

    Heh heh heh, heck, it's democracy at work!:D :D

  8. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    It seems to me that the only reasonable thing to do it to run another poll to see if anyone was offended:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Make sense to me!!!!!!

  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Actually guys there are links and pix posted showing the new dull drab dreary sorry sad simple dip it in the bucket paintjob that the Cheap Sorry Xcuse is changing over too.:D
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    George how long ago were you here? Was Southern still the train here? Or was the Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad with its 2-8-0 already running? Which Golf course? One closed another opened. The business district in Cherokee is larger than the town of Bryson City since they got a Harrah's Casino. Bryson City now has 4 reg. traffic lights and one blinker. They put in parking meters but nobody would use em' and the police chief wouldn't issue any tickets cause he didn't want his friends and neighbors mad at him. So they removed the meters (ain't a small town wonderful!)
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Catt if you don't have any strong opinions on the paint job why don't you just say so?:D
  12. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Maybe we could run another poll to see how many think CATT has an opinion about the CSX paint scheme and how many think he's just being his usual laid back self:D :D

  13. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    Martin, just to reiterate what the guys have been saying, there was nothing offensive in your polling post, I enjoyed it. Happy Polling
  14. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Maybe we could take a poll about the logo in the Administrators responses. Anyone intimidated by the skull and crossbones:eek: :eek: :confused: :confused: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p :p

  15. alkcnw

    alkcnw Member

    Martin, I'll have to say I'm sorry because I skipped right over the poll, simply because I don't know that much about CSX!:eek:
  16. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Tyson -

    I lived in Cherokee on and off from 1954 to 1964, when my grandparents moved down to Jefferson, Georgia. I attended Swain Co. High in '63 and '64. I was on the golf team, but wasn't very good (no competition, lots of fun practice most school day afternoons). The golf course was "up the hill" from the town, the road was perpendicular to the street going up to the High School, as I recall. I would take the Trailways bus back to Cherokee after playing.

    Bryson (along with Silva) was our "shopping" town, as Cherokee only had a small food store. Once a month we would go to the "Big City" of Asheville! Always ate at the S&W Cafeteria. Took a lot longer to get places on only two lane mountain roads!

    Cherokee was much smaller - the craft shops on the main Silva-Bryson City road (and the Baptist Church), some more (and the Methodist Church) on the Soco Gap road (where the Casino is now), and some toward the Boundary Tree on 441 (toward Gatlinburg). The tourists were only there during the Summer (for the Dama and Craft shops) and again in the Fall (for the colors). Other than that, it was a quiet little town! Our house was on 441 across from the Oconoluftee river (it sang me to sleep at night). When we first got there, there was our house, another government house, and the govenment offices. And a big field that went all the way to the Bryson City road (across from the Baptist Church). Then they built a gym next door, then the school next to that. They have torn down the house now. :(

    This was a GREAT place to grow up! :)

    There were the mountains to climb and explore, and the island in the O. river was abandoned (by the adults - the kids went there!).

    My first real job was in a craft shop - scraping the Japan branch of the Cherokee tribe labels off the Sioux warbonnets and spears (for those who by-passed the Drama, the Village and the Museium and didn't know better!). And feeding chocolate drinks to a black bear for the tourists!

    To answer your question, I think the Southern held sway - don't remember any 2-8-0!

    Sorry about running on about the past - just a wish sometimes to go back. I think I liked the "old" Cherokee better! But I would have liked to have seen and ridden the GSMRR! Maybe I'll get back some day .....

    Say "Hullo!" to the mountains and rivers and all the fine folk there for me!

    And if you get over to the Jarrett House in Dillsboro, have a bite, too !!!

    - George

    PS Sorry about the private correspondance, folks! Tried to send as a PM, but too long! Can we increase PM length ???

    - G
  17. bobrien

    bobrien Member

    I'd like to see a poll on how many polls should be allowed per month and then poll the answers to that poll on whether or not there should be a poll on working with the trains on ever second Sunday or whether it should be every second Saturday - and anyway, would someone please enlighten this very ignorant kiwi on just what is CSX.
    Is it anything to do with Confedrate States Xenephobia???

  18. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    Be careful Bob Collins, I may ask you to walk the plank!;) . Our head designer(Shamus) spent many hours designing that avatar.
  19. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    George if you liked the "old" Cherokee, don't think you would like the new. That golf course is gone, new one is on Conley's Creek. Sylva is still a college town. The Southern ran till the early 80's. I moved here in 81, so don't know a whole lot about before then. Tribe is still scraping off Japan labels:D . Once you get away from all the tourists in the downtown areas it is still a super place to be.
  20. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Regarding the labels, glad to see SOME things don't change!


    Why tourists buy cheap junk instead of a nice Qualla Arts basket or pottery was beyond me - even at the age of ten!

    And I've forgotten how to spell Sylva! What would John Parris say? (If you haven't read Parris' mountain observations, origianally in the Asheville newspaper, try to find one of his books at a used book store - worth the search!).

    And yes, the Smokies are the best place in the world to be !!!


    (Those who would argue, go there for a while and then get back to me!)

    Gotta get back to see them - and that 2-8-0 !!!

    - George

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