Old 01-23-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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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
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My condolences to the family. A fitting ending to a sad story. Bet the little boy is still smiling.

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Thanks for sharing story.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks for sharing, touching story.
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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.
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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.
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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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