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Thu Feb 23 23:30:56 EST 2006


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Subject: Obituary

>I have lost a personal friend of over 45 years in the passing of Robert M.

> Soule,

> President of the TVRM who passed away on Tuesday evening. Bob, along

> with Paul Merriman, Ed King, Howard Robbins, and others used to visit my

> hometown of Gainesville, Ga. in the late 1950's with only one purpose in

> mind.

> That being to congregate at the Gainesville Midland Railroad shops where

> we

> spent many a day and night chasing and pacing Gainesville Midland Decapod

> locomotives up and down the rip-rap of the 40 mile GM mainline between

> Gainesville and Athens, Ga. photographing and recording sounds of those

> wonderful locomotives as about the only source of steam power left in

> the

> country. Ed King of this group can verify the wonderful days spent on the

> Gainesville Midland where all of us made some lasting friendships and

> memories to last a lifetime. Time has taken a toll on our group, and Ed

> and

> I have been allowed to stay around a little longer to re-live those glory

> days.

> So long, Bob. You were one of a kind. Bill Sellers.


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