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 Post subject: Jim Shaughnessy Obituary
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:35 pm 

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From Dave Saums via Facebook:

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Jim Shaughnessy, Today

I am sorry to say that Jim Shaughnessy passed away this morning, after an illness which began after the turn of the year. Jim has been a strong influence with his black-and-white photography and his writings for many of us; that is certainly true for me. I first wrote to him when I was eighteen. As editor recently for the Rutland Railroad Historical Society's quarterly magazine, I can only say that Jim has been completely generous in his support with photographs, captions, and articles for our slim publication over what is now thirty years.

There will be a wake in Troy on Friday and a funeral on Saturday. If any here would like to know more information about the particulars, you can reach me at dsaums@msn.com. There seems to be no more appropriate place to say this than on a list focused on readers and collectors of railroad books. Jim set the standard, with "Delaware & Hudson" and "The Rutland Road" from Howell-North. My copies are on the shelf directly in front of me as I write this, well-worn indeed.

Rest in peace, and deep sorrows for Carol, Jim's wife.


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http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... nessy-dies


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:16 am 

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A railroad photography icon has passed. God rest you, Jim.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:16 am 

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R.I.P.

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 Post subject: Re: Jim Shaughnessy Obituary
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:55 pm 

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R.I.P in Peace.


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 Post subject: Re: Jim Shaughnessy Obituary
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:32 am 

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Very sad news. He is, and will always be, one of the all-time giants in the railroad photography community. I had the great pleasure of meeting him once at a conference; it was an honor.
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 Post subject: Re: Jim Shaughnessy Obituary
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:36 pm 

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Years ago it was a story By Jim that got me interested in researching the Eagle Lake & West Branch railroad. Over the years I had the privilege of having infrequent conversations with him. He was always the gentleman and so willing to share.

A few years ago he sent me a bunch of his notes etc. on the EL&WB. They are a cherished part of my collection.

I am in debt to him.


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 Post subject: Re: Jim Shaughnessy Obituary
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:30 pm 

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My Sympathies to his family as well


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