Noel Weaver's Collection and Memorial

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Scott K » Fri May 24, 2019 8:57 am

R.I.P. Noel. You will be missed by many here.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Fri May 24, 2019 10:54 pm

Very sorry to hear about Noel. I never met him in person but I have spoken to him many times on the forums. He was very knowledgeable about trains and most importantly, a great person.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by MattW » Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 am

Rest in peace Mr. Weaver. I never really got to know you, but I always respected your great wealth of knowledge.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by ExCon90 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:44 pm

I'm one of the multitude who looked forward to his posts but never got to meet him. He was a great source of information, and you knew you were getting it from one who was there. I can't help thinking of a quotation I once read: "When an old person dies it's like a library burned down." R. I. P.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by tahawus84 » Sat May 25, 2019 7:45 pm

Very sad. I never met him but I have seen him on this board since I signed up. He knowledge was amazing. I will miss him. RIP

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by MEC407 » Sun May 26, 2019 9:49 am

Mr. Weaver was a pillar of the RAILROAD.NET community. He generously schooled me on a number of topics, even when I "got his Irish up" (his words).

From one Irishman to another: Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by tvcigar » Mon May 27, 2019 12:13 pm

R.I.P Mr. Weaver. I always enjoyed reading your posts on Railroad.net.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by CVRA7 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:40 am

Noel would often stop by and visit me when I was at the Berlin CT station while on his annual trip from Florida to CT and NY. We had many interesting and informative conversations during these get-togethers. Another visit of his that I remember very well was at the Railroad Museum of New England's Naugatuck RR, when former New Haven RS3 529 was operating. I was engineer that day and after the scheduled trains were done I got permission to take 529 light engine south to Highland Jct at the north end of Waterbury - I was running and Noel was in the cab with me, and our mission was to locate the site where the Highland Jct tower once stood. Of course I offered Noel, who was an RMNE member, "the seat" so he got to run a former New Haven engine one more time. Maybe that was the final time he ran a locomotive - if it was it was an appropriate loco on an appropriate railroad line for him.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue May 28, 2019 4:14 pm

CVRA7 wrote:Another visit of his that I remember very well was at the Railroad Museum of New England's Naugatuck RR, when former New Haven RS3 529 was operating. I was engineer that day and after the scheduled trains were done I got permission to take 529 light engine south to Highland Jct at the north end of Waterbury - I was running and Noel was in the cab with me, and our mission was to locate the site where the Highland Jct tower once stood. Of course I offered Noel, who was an RMNE member, "the seat" so he got to run a former New Haven engine one more time. Maybe that was the final time he ran a locomotive - if it was it was an appropriate loco on an appropriate railroad line for him.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by oamundsen » Wed May 29, 2019 9:27 am

Having grown up next to the NYNH&H 4 track main line in southern Connecticut, commuted to high school on NH trains, commuted to Boston from Stamford on the NH and later commuted to grad school in NYC on NH trains, (and I even had a NH charge card back before charge cards became common), I really had a grand time reading posts by Noel. We had a number of exchanges regarding questions of particular trains and I found his encyclopedic memory of all things NHRR to be astonishing, what a great loss for all of us. Clear signals for you Noel.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Matt Johnson » Wed May 29, 2019 7:12 pm

Sad news, but thanks for sharing. A true loss to this community.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by SRich » Fri May 31, 2019 4:00 am

Sad news, Rest in Peace, Noel
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Bobby S » Fri May 31, 2019 7:39 am

Very sorry news. He answered many of my questions over the years on numerous topics. A wealth of “old school” knowledge. He will be missed, RIP and Thank You!
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by slchub » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:01 pm

OH what sad news! He has been a great contributor for the last 15 years or so.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Zeke » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:51 am

Have a great deal of respect for a man that puts in 41 years on an engine. Truly a master of the craft. He will be missed is a understatement. Rest in Peace Noel you earned it.

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