TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Just dropping in; Some of the old timers might remember me.   I used to be around this joint like a rash in the Naughties.

Just posting on indulgence, Mr Speaker.  I started a site called Railbastard.  It was only ever meant to be fun, and wasn't anit-RP like some made it out to be (in fact dissing RP is clarified as a NOPE in our rules).  

Anyway, there were those who tried to heap excrement upon us.  "It's just another  anti-RP site" (it isn't). "it's juvenile because you are allowed to swear"  (nope, swearing is optional, and is a mere by-product of being treated like an adult), and my favourite, "It'll never reach critical mass."

Well, Railbastard turns ten years old today.  We have survived.  Thanks to those who had faith in this weird little experiment.  And peace to Railpage Australia.  I choose not to come here much these days, but I bear no malice, and have met some very good friends here.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Always nice to hear from you LD.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
G'day TLD™, nice to hear from you
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Good to hear from The Loaded Dog - I was afraid that the explosive had gone off before you could drop it!
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Thank you gentlemen.  It's nice to hear from y'all.  Specific mention to Valvegear, as I seem to recall we started off on the wrong foot, and I was rather schoolboy-ishly rude to you.  Thank you, kind sir.

In fact, I could be a bit of an asre generally here in those days,  I still am one, but age tempers things a bit.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Specific mention to Valvegear, as I seem to recall we started off on the wrong foot, and I was rather schoolboy-ishly rude to you.  Thank you, kind sir.
"TheLoadedDog™"
That is a very gentlemanly post, and I appreciate it greatly.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Both RP and RB have their place generally whilst each also has its own niche features. It will be good to see both succeed in their own ways in parallel.
RP obviously has a wider readership but, to me, RB has the oft mentioned benefit where one can post photos in a much more user friendly and straightforward manner.
YM
  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

I have given up trying to attach a photo to a post there must be a better way but no intention of going elsewhere.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Nice to hear from LoadedDog again, always worry when some faces haven't been around in a while.

Yes, RP photo attachment process is AANNOOYYIINNGG, but I suppose it limits the time I would waste doing so.

Might drop in and check out RB.

I know a number of Aussie rail based forums have come and gone, some are still around but are really very limited. QRIG for example used to be very strong, but these days not so. I think