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July 12, 2018 04:13PM
Jerry474 Wrote:
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> It is unfortunate that a discussion resulted in a
> harsh exchange between myself and Greg Coit. I
> think we both wrote words that we regret.
>
> Want to share my feelings with the list. I first
> became interested in the D&RGW narrow gauge in
> 1955 when I was in high school. Over the years I
> was extremely fortunate to meet and become good
> friends with a number of my narrow gauge
> idols...Dick Kindig, Otto Perry, Bob Richardson,
> Jack Thode, John Maxwell, and others. They shared
> their photos and information with a young kid and
> later young man, they encouraged me to photograph,
> to research, and to publish. My first railroad
> article was a short history of D&RGW MOW OA-OZ in
> 1972 and was done at the direct suggestion of Bob
> Richardson. I asked him if there was a book or
> article on the subject. He said "No why don't you
> write it?" Since that first suggestion I have
> written over 35 magazine articles, several books,
> and am in the process of doing two or three more.
>
>
> These greats of D&RGW/RGS history shared so much
> with me that I have always felt an obligation to
> share what I have and what I can photograph. I am
> very fortunate to live where I do and to have the
> access to both railroads that I have been given.
> It is my desire to share what I can.
>
> Tomorrow morning, the D&S will resume service to
> Silverton. It is my understanding that one of the
> trains will be a 14 car double-header powered by
> 473 and 476 (K28s have always been my favorites).
> I will be out there bright and early.

Well said Jerry! For me your in the same class as those others you've mentioned for your continued contributions over many decades. Appreciate you and your work to keep the history alive and correct. Thank you and glad to see you back.

William
aka drgwk37
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