‘WE ARE POORER WITHOUT HIM’ – CAMERON
October 20 turned out to be a day of memorial trains. Aside from 0-6-0PT No. 9466’s run marking the life of owner Dennis Howells, who died in August (see page 54), an Ealing Broadway-York ‘Yorkshireman’ became RTC’s first trip since the death of its founder; rostered engine Union of South
Africa carried a wreath in his memory – seen below, chattering away on the climb to Sharnbrook in Bob Green’s evocative photograph.
‘A4’ owner John Cameron who, over the years, has regularly worked with RTC with both ‘Number Nine’ and ‘K4’
The Great Marquess, said afterwards that the railway fraternity would “be the poorer” for Nigel’s death. John described the RTC boss as “always polite and helpful on his trips, as were his staff” and in a reference to RTC’s ‘go anywhere’ history said he was “always receptive to ‘new’ destinations, wherever that took us!
“He will be sadly missed by the railway industry and his many friends. We pass on our sympathy to his family and his staff.”