Re: Prototype fidelity
Ask Tony about Richard Hendrickson's reaction to the CB&Q's society similar destroying their assumed crown of all-knowing expertise by passing off inappropriate cars for a society offering. Our Richard was heaped a lot of scorn from self-righteous "defenders" of the indefensible. Richard, of course, took it well.
The first Naperville following this, I saw the Q's Bat Masterson visiting with Richard amicably, prompting me to do my best (Could be argued) Rogers and Hammerstein "Oh the farmer and the cowboy should be friends". Richard laughed, as he was one of a few who understood some of my humor, Bat was puzzled.
Anyhow, they both survived as friends, which illustrates yet another of Richard's fine traits.