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Re: Another One Who Will Be Missed . . .

December 02, 2018 06:45PM avatar
Earl Wrote:
> When I visited with Eldon Morgan last September,
> he mentioned that Gayle Cunningham had recently
> passed away. Gayle was Eldon's fireman on the
> last freight to Chama in August, 1968 . . .  I only
> met Gayle once.  Back in the mid-1980's I was
> up at Cumbres working with Jim Shawcroft on
> the regular train.  Gayle stopped by to say hello
> to Jim.  Jimmy introduced me to Gayle and with
> the wink that only Jimmy could do, said to me
> "This Cunningham guy was and still is a real
> troublemaker . . . "

Thank you for letting us know, Earl – the ranks of the D&RGW crews from the mid- and late sixties are indeed getting thin.

Gayle and Jim worked together as firemen on the last real freights over Cumbres on August 28 & 29, 1968; Gayle was on the helper both days and Jim on the road engine.  There's a photo of both of them hard at work on [ngdiscussion.net], and a photo of Gayle creating a little mischief at the top of the post at [ngdiscussion.net].

- Russ
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Earl December 02, 2018 08:57AM

Re: Another One Who Will Be Missed . . .

Russo Loco December 02, 2018 06:45PM

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