It is currently Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:27 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: NYC MTA's Tall-Tale Weaver Finally Suspended
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:03 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:51 pm
Posts: 8044
Location: Baltimore, MD
The guy who did more to perpetuate the legend of "FDR's secret armored car still underneath Grand Central!!!" is finally suspended by the MTA:

http://nypost.com/2017/04/17/grand-cent ... its-tours/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NYC MTA's Tall-Tale Weaver Finally Suspended
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:19 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:41 am
Posts: 2815
Location: Inwood, W.Va.
I have to wonder about the fellow. There's no doubt about his enthusiasm, but taking people into places of potential risk is not a good idea.

And I don't understand why anyone would want to make up tall tales about an armored rail car still under Grand Central; hell, it's a standard baggage car! New York Central probably had hundreds of them!

The real stories, the real things that happen on the railroads, are better--and often more unbelievable--than anything you can make up.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NYC MTA's Tall-Tale Weaver Finally Suspended
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:24 pm 

Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 1:37 pm
Posts: 795
Reading between the lines, this is about unsanctioned trips that were double-, and perhaps triple-dips. But that may just be the Post "getting" him ... they do that sometimes.

Be a shame if they boot him, even partially, over the Chastain access (even though I can hear the insurance underwriters starting now!) as that sort of freedom of access has been found in MTA personnel for some time. In the late '70s I wanted some of the framing blueprints to GCT (in case the landmarks commission did not prevail at the Supreme Court, and Breuer's awful building might move forward, I wanted to have alternatives ready) and went to 466 Lex to ask about them. They told me then that they'd be happy to run off any copies free if I gave them a request on some sort of letterhead to show legitimacy (or at least give them plausible denial later). I suspect I would not only be given the same access now, but would hear at least once from Homeland Security...

_________________
R.M.Ellsworth


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NYC MTA's Tall-Tale Weaver Finally Suspended
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:23 am
Posts: 431
Location: Strasburg, PA
Tall-Tale Weaver - probably a cousin ...

_________________
Steve


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NYC MTA's Tall-Tale Weaver Finally Suspended
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm 

Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:18 am
Posts: 407
Location: San Francisco
I spent some time wondering why the MTA still employed a telltale weaver, and how many woven-rope telltales were still out there warning the trainsurfers to duck.

_________________
Randolph Ruiz
Architect


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bbunge, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Mike Shirk, Mike Wissler, robertmacdowell, Yahoo [Bot] and 30 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: