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Grewup on the CW 01-23-2018 02:16 PM

Hats off to UP
 
My condolences to the family. A fitting ending to a sad story. Bet the little boy is still smiling.

http://globegazette.com/news/local/l...5d6be6d56.html

RobJor 01-23-2018 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW (Post 193167)
My condolences to the family. A fitting ending to a sad story. Bet the little boy is still smiling.

http://globegazette.com/news/local/l...5d6be6d56.html

Thanks for sharing story.

Rich K 01-24-2018 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW (Post 193167)
My condolences to the family. A fitting ending to a sad story. Bet the little boy is still smiling.

http://globegazette.com/news/local/l...5d6be6d56.html

Thank you for the link to this very touching story. It's nice to see that a huge company like Union Pacific has a heart. God bless this child, his family, and UP. Rest in peace little man.

Grewup on the CW 01-25-2018 08:36 PM

Rob/Rich - your welcome. Perhaps my thread title isn't enough entice readers to click and read the article. But for you and the rest that did, it is a touching story. One that I just had to share when I came across it.

JRMDC 01-26-2018 11:02 PM

Thanks for sharing, touching story.

Joe the Photog 01-29-2018 07:09 PM

Railfans are missing the point of this story. Yes, it's touching that UP did this. But this family lost a little boy and we're here congratulating Union Pacific. SMH Just because they're a railroad and we're railfans. Sad.

RobJor 01-29-2018 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 193250)
Railfans are missing the point of this story. Yes, it's touching that UP did this. But this family lost a little boy and we're here congratulating Union Pacific. SMH Just because they're a railroad and we're railfans. Sad.

Looking for the cloud in every silver lining instead of the other way around.

Bob

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The common expression "every cloud has a silver lining" means that even the worst events or situations have some positive aspect. You are most likely to remind a sad or discouraged friend that there is a silver lining as a way of cheering him up. The origin of the phrase seems to be John Milton's 1634 poem "Comus," which includes the line, "Was I deceived? or did a sable cloud/Turn forth her silver lining on the night?"

JRMDC 01-30-2018 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 193250)
Railfans are missing the point of this story. Yes, it's touching that UP did this. But this family lost a little boy and we're here congratulating Union Pacific. SMH Just because they're a railroad and we're railfans. Sad.

Of the people posting here before you, several said "touching" and one said "condolences." I don't think "touching" refers primarily to the RR action and didn't do so in the case of my post. I don't think anyone is missing the human element here - mighty hard to do so given that the illustrating photo is of a coffin. You've overreacted and inaccurately reacted, in my view.


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