This only highlights my previous point about the attitude towards volunteers from SOME parts of the heritage railway scene. I see this attitude where people see a railway (or forum) as "my precious" and become aggressively possessive of same. The only hope is that a strong leader with a good sense of fair play takes charge and is not afraid to eject the bad elements no matter how "irreplaceable" or "senior" they think they might be.No, I know when people are downright rude, especially when saying to another volunteer (a young lad) "For ***** sake, show this idiot how to couple a train" and (to me) "Well what the **** are you telling me for?" when I was trying to follow procedure.
Then being accused of stealing, and not turning up for Crossing Duty, when I told them well in advance I was not going to make it.