Farewell, Friend Watash

fitz Mar 8, 2010

  1. 6206_S1a

    6206_S1a TrainBoard Member

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    Yep, and Johnny Trains is there too...

    He's now where there's no suffering and on the rails that tears will never stain.

    Rest now, Watash, old friend. Prayers for Jan and the rest of his family.
     
  2. Mr. Train

    Mr. Train TrainBoard Member

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    Oh my

    Watash will be missed allover TB. God will be there for him.
     
  3. Benny

    Benny TrainBoard Member

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    Though the tears run deep,
    I do not mourn.
    These are tears of joy!
    For this man I knew,
    Lived long, full and deep.
    Few things nobler than such.
    Except he also loved, loyally so
    And to top it off, humble and wise
    And always eagar to help.
    We can't have them forever, these gems.
    A lifetime is far long enough!
    I've seen the encapsulated cells
    They call them homes.
    They're prisons.
    To the one and all around.
    The worries now cease.
    Our dear beloved friend Watash
    Is now free!

    I will still miss him, sorely so.
    The screwdriver stays in the Fairlane
    and that Fairlane will NEVER be sold!
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    My condolences to Jan and the family. Wayne left a legacy of wit and wisdom, and took me under his wing when I first joined Trainboard. For that, and the many PMs & emails we exchanged, he was a special friend to me. We'll miss you, Wayne!
     
  5. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

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    Wayne will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with Jan and the rest of his family.

    God Bless!!

    Ben
     
  6. bnsf971

    bnsf971 TrainBoard Member

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    It's truly sad to see one of our members go.
    For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of interacting with him, or viewing his posts, here's a link to every post he made:
    TrainBoard.com
     
  7. FlamesFan

    FlamesFan TrainBoard Member

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    Read his posts... he'll be missed.

    My condolences to the family.
     
  8. stewarttrains98

    stewarttrains98 TrainBoard Member

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    Sad news indeed, he will be missed. Hope that his family will be ok.
     
  9. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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  10. smallbore3p

    smallbore3p TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you, Watash! May you find eternal peace.
     
  11. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is very sad to hear. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
     
  12. verse2damax

    verse2damax TrainBoard Supporter

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    Rest In Peace my friend! Condolences to your family.

    Richard
    Jamaica, W.I.
     
  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wayne joined TrainBoard on September 15, 2000 and in the almost 10 years he was here he made over 5000 posts on TrainBoard.

    Although there is no way to count the numbers, I am sure that the number of private messages and e-mail messages he sent in his work at TrainBoard was far more than that. Perhaps many times more.

    Wayne was relentless in helping people and if you asked him a question he would make sure that he found the answer (or referred you to someone that did) and then followed up to make sure that you were satisfied. That's how he got the moniker "Official Answer Man."

    Someone like Wayne, that is willing to put so much into something like TrainBoard, is a rare find. He took his presence and work here very seriously.

    We'll miss him. We'll never forget him. And, we offer our sincere condolonces to his family.

    See you on the other side Wayne.

    Charlie
     
  14. Johnny Ripp

    Johnny Ripp TrainBoard Member

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    Well spoken Charlie,

    Our family extends sympathetic wishes to his entire family. A sad bit of news indeed.

    Prayers,

    Johnny
     
  15. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Bummer...R.I.P. :tb-sad:

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  16. Greenlightintermodal

    Greenlightintermodal TrainBoard Member

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    My sincerest Condolences to Wayne's family and friends.

    God Bless,
    Steven
     
  17. MarkInLA

    MarkInLA Permanently dispatched

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    Rails, I was about to look for my posted question about an engine when I saw the news about our friend whom I corresponded to as 'Ash' many ,many times both on the main line (forum) and in the siding (private message). No sweeter guy !! Very long winded but so deeply helpful, loving of railroading, and diplomat of our great hobby..I am sad at this very moment along with you all.. I am blessed with the grandest of hobbies and more so having known Ash....My buddy Watash, we know you are now on one eternal train trip sitting in the engineer's seat, blowin' a crossing whistle-code: DOOOOO DOOOOO, DOOT, DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !! We hear ya' Ash! High ball on through ,sir.
     
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  18. ak-milw

    ak-milw TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry to be late with this, I just noticed it. My condolences to the family, he was one of the GOOD guys. Really going to miss seeing Snuffy Smith up in the corner.

    Andy
     
  19. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't think I have ever interacted with watash while I've been on Trainboard.

    The "eastern iowa railpics" family sends their condolences to Watash's family.
     
  20. TwinDad

    TwinDad TrainBoard Member

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    Is Watash's family able to see this thread? It would be good if they know how much he meant to this forum.
     

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