Ian - thanks for passing along this sad news! Tim was a great source of information on how to analyse published data on railways, and willingly contributed his insight to my own efforts with Canadian data. Over the years I enjoyed watching as he continued to develop his analyses of freight car distributions and movements, and our collective understanding is far better as a result. With the work he and Dave Nelson have done, more than a few myths have been revealed as such. I'll miss his posts and friendship on this list.
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From: "Ian Wilson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:19 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Tim Gilbert
Pardon me if this has been mentioned--there is no trace of such in the
list archives--but I have only learned this morning of the passing of
Timothy Andrew Gilbert (Feb. 27/41 - June 20/07). Aside from being a
steady contributor to this list, Tim was of great assistance to me
whenever I called upon him. His lengthy and thoughtful messages were
typed using the "hunt and peck" method, no less. He was also a steady
customer of ours, and the reason we learned of his passing was a note
from Nicholas Goretski, the executor of his estate, in reply to a flyer
we sent Tim regarding our upcoming book release.
Canadian Branchline Miniatures
Box 2565, Orillia, ON L3V 7B1
Publishers of books on CNR steam operations in Ontario during the 1950s
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