Time for a refresher course in Q&A etiquette and rules

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Ok, I see it's time to remind everyone posting here that this Q&A board is solely for questions relating to the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, West Point Route, predecessors, successors, the ACL&SAL HS and it's doings, and so on.

Here's what we don't encourage to be posted:

1. "Does anyone know what train my great grandfather, Clem Beets, drove in Virginia". No...see our policies page about ancestor searches.

2. "What are the latest CSX frequencies for Jacksonville". Please ask the CSX Historical Society.

3. "Where is the next Lionel collectors meet being held?" No clue and don't need one. In fact we don't encourage all this exteraneous activities posting...this is a question and answer board for historical matters, not the next toy train swap meet.


As always, if you have a complaint E Mail Me!

-- Buck Dean, Webmaster (bdean@jngray.com), November 08, 2002


I agree with the Webmaster. And as far as comtemporary CSX operations go, folks might wish to visit the Carolina Rails sight. While this site has a tendancy to be focused (due to input) to southcentral NC and the Piedmont area, and South Carolina, you can still find a good deal of info for basically all of the CSX (ACL, SAL, SCL, LN, etc etc) areas in the southeastern USA. Generally a question will prompt timely and informative responses. Carolina Rails is a great site for finding out about contemporary operations. As an example, Carolina Rails is a great place to ask a question like, "when/where does Q175 run and what is the power and consist like?" The ACL/SAL forum is not the spot. Joe Hinson and others have done a good job with Carolina Rails site and the ACL/SAL forum is, I believe, the best historical site in existence.

-- Raymond Smith (aclrr7@hotmail.com), November 08, 2002.

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