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  • ztrack@aol.com
    Reynard, Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so glad to see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and well
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
      Reynard,

      Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so glad to
      see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and well
      deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the incredible
      work!

      Rob Kluz

      Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
      6142 Northcliff Blvd.
      Dublin, OH 43016
      Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
      www.ztrack.com
    • Reynard Wellman
      Rob, Thanks, we ll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with some surprising new products over the coming seasons. The 1888 station was built for
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
        Rob,
        Thanks, we'll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with some
        surprising new products over the coming seasons.

        The 1888 station was built for the International & Great Northern
        Railroad by Gustav Wilke, the same contractor who built our Texas state
        capitol building. Though the station was primarily Austin white brick,
        the structures shared the same granite that was quarried out of Marble
        Falls, Texas. I've seen pictures of this old depot surrounded by slicked
        up cowboys driving buckboards while women in white dresses and holding
        up parasols stood quietly in the shade of that giant awning. In another
        photo a bow legged old cowboy looks like he's yelling at the station
        master about something and is about to thrash him with his cane.

        If ever the United States possessed architectural treasures it is in
        these old depots built for the railroads that turned our early economy
        from that of a backwater nation into a major power by the turn of the
        century, 1900. It's too bad we lost this one to a parking lot in 1955.
        Thanks, General Motors.

        Reynard.

        ztrack@... wrote:

        > Reynard,
        >
        > Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so
        > glad to
        > see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and
        > well
        > deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the
        > incredible
        > work!
        >
        > Rob Kluz
        >
        > Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
        > 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
        > Dublin, OH 43016
        > Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
        > www.ztrack.com
        >
        > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
        >
        >
        > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


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      • Randy Smidt
        It s been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say were). Randy Smidt
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
          It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
          think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say were).

          Randy Smidt

          Reynard Wellman wrote:

          > Rob,
          > Thanks, we'll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with
          > some
          > surprising new products over the coming seasons.
          >
          > The 1888 station was built for the International & Great Northern
          > Railroad by Gustav Wilke, the same contractor who built our Texas
          > state
          > capitol building. Though the station was primarily Austin white brick,
          >
          > the structures shared the same granite that was quarried out of Marble
          >
          > Falls, Texas. I've seen pictures of this old depot surrounded by
          > slicked
          > up cowboys driving buckboards while women in white dresses and holding
          >
          > up parasols stood quietly in the shade of that giant awning. In
          > another
          > photo a bow legged old cowboy looks like he's yelling at the station
          > master about something and is about to thrash him with his cane.
          >
          > If ever the United States possessed architectural treasures it is in
          > these old depots built for the railroads that turned our early economy
          >
          > from that of a backwater nation into a major power by the turn of the
          > century, 1900. It's too bad we lost this one to a parking lot in 1955.
          >
          > Thanks, General Motors.
          >
          > Reynard.
          >
          > ztrack@... wrote:
          >
          > > Reynard,
          > >
          > > Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so
          > > glad to
          > > see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure
          > and
          > > well
          > > deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the
          > > incredible
          > > work!
          > >
          > > Rob Kluz
          > >
          > > Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
          > > 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
          > > Dublin, OH 43016
          > > Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
          > > www.ztrack.com
          > >
          > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
          > >
          > >
          > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
          >
          > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
          >
          >
          > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
        • Reynard Wellman
          Hello Randy, Yes, the Union Depots found in our largest cities were like cathedrals devoted to capitalism. And even though the costs of building such ornate
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 3, 2002
            Hello Randy,

            Yes, the "Union Depots" found in our largest cities were like cathedrals
            devoted to capitalism. And even though the costs of building such ornate
            and large structures is great, so too are the effects upon the spirit of
            a city. Now these old stations are revered by preservationists and many
            have been remodeled as public museums and shopping malls and
            restaurants, which is fine with me.

            Last year my wife and I ate at the Union Depot in St. Louis and it was
            like visiting a railroad theme park interspersed with shops and
            restaurants. Many young adults were having a ball in this spacious and
            interesting depot. At least small business has survived the demise of
            railroad passenger travel.

            Best regards,
            Reynard

            Would that today we could

            Randy Smidt wrote:

            > It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
            > think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say
            > were).
            >
            > Randy Smidt

            SNIP>


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          • Reynard Wellman
            Hello Randy, Oops, I left a dangling participle at the end of my last email. Here is the completed thought: Would that today we could achieve such fine
            Message 5 of 6 , Jun 3, 2002
              Hello Randy,

              Oops, I left a dangling participle at the end of my last email. Here is
              the completed thought:

              "Would that today we could" achieve such fine architectural expression
              in our public spaces, whether they be railroad depots or even shopping
              malls. Most megalithic architecture of today is more like a blight of
              commercialism than a satisfying artistic expression of liberty and free
              enterprise.

              Reynard Wellman


              Reynard Wellman wrote:

              > SNIP>
              >
              > Would that today we could
              >
              > Randy Smidt wrote:
              >
              > > It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
              >
              > > think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say
              > > were).
              > >
              > > Randy Smidt
              >
              > SNIP>
              >
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >
              >
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              >
              > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
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