Train Bound For Glory

I had some special friends visit last week and took them home for a good Italian dinner. Of course they wanted a ride on the railroad. Because of the time limit and I really did not want them to get covered with soot, I used the work diesel. My friends are the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth. Three of them came up for the week and could not wait to get a ride on the train. I could not wait to get a picture. I dug up a few engineer hats for each of them to wear.

+ Hills, Donald G.

June 28, 2007 + Donald G. Hills + (updated: 8/31/07)

Donald G. Hills, 85, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Tufts New England Medical Center after complications from surgery. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth F. “Polly” (Jarvis) Hills, who died in 1978.
He was born in Everett, on Feb. 4, 1922, the son of the late Ralph S. and Eva Continue reading

+ Lucks, Jack Emerick

April 14, 2007 + Jack Emerick Lucks+ (updated: 2/5/07)

Jack Emerick Lucks, 1918 – 2007

The live steam fraternity lost one of the hobby’s most revered members when Jack Lucks passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 14, 2007 at the age of 89.

Jack was born in February 1918 in Spokane, Washington. He grew up in southern California where he met and married his beloved Shirley. During his long career he worked on movie Continue reading

+ Loomie, Edward

April 14, 2007 + Ed Loomie+ (updated: 02/05/08)

Edward R. Esq. on October 26th, 2007 of Seaford. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Loving father of Christine C. and Paul E. Also survived by his cherished grandchildren Kyle E. and Meghan. Reposing at the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home Inc., 3863 Merrick Road, Seaford (2 traffic lights East of Route 135). Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11am at St. William the Abbot R.C. Church, Seaford. Interment St. Charles Cemetery, hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm

+ McKim, Sam

July 9, 2004 + Sam McKim + (updated: 7/21/04)

Sam McKim, an artist who drew the first souvenir maps of Disneyland in 1954 and the preliminary sketches for many Disney theme park rides, has died at the age of 79. McKim was one of the first park designers who later became known as “Imagineers.” He died July 9 of heart failure at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, The Walt Disney Co. said. McKim joined Disney in Continue reading