Re: Tim Gilbert

Rob Kirkham <rdkirkham@...>

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.

Rob Kirkham

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Wilson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:19 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Tim Gilbert

Hello List:

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.

Ian Wilson
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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