Re: Mike Brock

Tim O'Connor

I have always thought the best thing about my hobby is getting to meet and know really interesting and
fun people. I am glad I got to meet and know Mike and I loved getting to visit his wonderful Sherman Hill
model railroad! A quick search of my email archive shows almost 2,000 saved emails spanning 24 years
(1997 to 2021).

The last email I have from Mike was after Greg Martin passed away from Covid --

   "Prototype Rails has lost one of its founders and I have lost a dear friend, Greg Martin.
    Greg was the Voice of Prototype Rails. More than that, of course, he was a key part of
    operation of the meet, handling the auction along with Mark Kerlick. He also was the power
    behind the Shake N' Take. Greg and I go back to the origins of Prototype Rails, many years
    ago. Like many, I watched Greg's fight, praying he would pull through. I will have trouble
    losing him. Condolences to his family.
" -- Mike Brock

R.I.P. Mike

On 1/8/2023 1:48 PM, Aley, Jeff A wrote:

It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Mike Brock, founder of the Steam-Era Freight Cars list, has passed away.  I just found out this morning that he passed away on Monday, January 2, 2022.  He was a great friend as well as a fine modeler.  I am still in shock, but hope to be able to write more about him in the next day or two.


We just concluded Prototype Rails 2023 in Cocoa Beach (which he also founded), and nobody there had been informed that he had passed.  But the convention went very well, so I’m sure he was with us in spirit.


Rest in peace, Mike.


-Jeff Aley

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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