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Sun Oct 16 14:00:29 EDT 2016
Wow...this is a shock. My thoughts and prayers to you, his friends and his family.
> On Oct 15, 2016, at 22:52, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Jim McClellan, who addressed the Society’s convention in Roanoke recently, has passed away.
> Jim was the architect of much of the eastern railroad scene of today, and is almost single-handedly responsible for NS sharing in the break-up of Conrail; otherwise, CSX and maybe some Canadian roads would have gotten all of it. This, after having a tremendous input toward the creation of Conrail during the 1970s and having a hand in Amtrak before that.
> Jim was a tremendous student of railroading, a tremendous railfan (writer, photographer and painter), a tremendous model railroader, and he tempered his fantastic intellect with a humor not often found in railroading today , or anywhere else, for that matter.
> He was an especial friend of mine.
> The railroad scene will miss him tremendously. Please excuse me for overworking the “tremendous”, but right now my vocabulary fails me.
> Ed King
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