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The Society is saddened by the passing of Historian Harry Frye, who passed away on Sept. 2, 2000. To you Harry, may you have a "High Green" as you ride on that train to the great station in the heavens.


Donald S. Robinson, longtime railfan, Master Model Railroader, author, railroad photographer, and former Dispatcher for the Boston & Maine Railroad passed away January 13, 2002. He was a resident of the Masonic Home in Charlton, MA. Don was a past president of the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society. The railfan community will surely miss Donald - now riding the great rail line in the heavens.


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Clayton David Sargent, 93, of Goffstown passed away on June 26, 2002. He a member of the New England Electric Railway Historical Sociey and Seashore Trolley Museum, where he was a trustee and vice-president of purchasing for many years and currently served as an honoree trustee. He was a member of the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, National Association of Railroad Passengers, & Mystic Valley Railroad Society. He served as president of both Wolfboro Branch Railroad Club Inc. and Lakes Region Railroad Enthusiast Inc.


Wilber Frey of Sierra Vista Arizona, passed on November 19, 2002. He was born on May 12, 1925 in Schofield, Oregon. He lived in Island Pond Vermont, and worked on the Grand Trunk Railroad. Wilber is best known for his large-scale "wooden" locomotives. Some of his works were exhibited at the 25th Aniversary of B&M Historical Society. Wilbur built nearly 200 locomotives, mostly steam. But he also built a couple cabooses, Lombard steam log haulers, cranes, snowplows and even a couple diesels. Wilbur was a very humble man, a gentleman, and a perfectionist when it came to his models. Always the family man and a loving husband. (Photo from Walker Transportation Collection - Beverly Historical Society.)


Joseph N Shaw, of Greenfield NH, passed away on January 18, 2003. Joe served in just about every capacity with the B&M Historical Society except Clerk (he couldn't since he was not a Mass. resident and B&MRRHS is a Mass. corporation). He was, as anyone who knows him will readily attest, a virtual dynamo. He volunteered for EVERYTHING and was deeply involved in railroading as well as marching band up in Portsmouth. Joe will be missed.(Photo by Ed Felten)

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John W. Graham, an advid BM modeler, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2003 at the age of 59. John was born and raised in the Andover area, graduated from Central Catholic in Lawrence, Ma and St. Anselm College in 1965 but in 1971 made his way to the Buckeye State. John loved modeling BM (era 1950s). He had been a BMRRHS member since its concept.


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