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 Post subject: Prayers for Dr. Denny Anspach, Pioneer Co-Founder of CSRM
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:09 am 

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Dr. Denny Anspach, one of the founders of the California State RR Museum is in hospice and needs your prayers. He has an inoperative tumor in his throat and is resting comfortably on morphine in Sacramento with only a few days of life expected. Denny is a longtime R&LHS member and his early efforts to establish CSRM is a preservation story many of us are well familiar. His golden hour was his infamous 1969 dinner with then-CA Governor Ronald Reagan in the dining section of the "Gold Coast" during which he successfully persuaded the governor to release funding for the initial development of CSRM. In recent years he was Chair of CSRM's Collections Committee and has been a guiding force in the development of CSRM from the start.

Prayers for Denny, please, as he fights cancer during this trying hour.

K.R. Bell


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Dr. Denny Anspach, Pioneer Co-Founder of CSR
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:38 pm 

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He's earned his way into heaven. Rest in peace.


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Dr. Denny Anspach, Pioneer Co-Founder of CSR
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:36 am 

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He surely did a lot for the museum over the years. Sorry to hear of this news.


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Dr. Denny Anspach, Pioneer Co-Founder of CSR
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:12 am 

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Few years ago, I had a long discussion with Denny at a conference. He remarked on the risk he took in relocating from San Francisco to Sacramento to be on the ready for the numerous meetings leading up to that diner in the Gold Coast. To him, CSRM has well exceeded his 1960s expectations...a true ambassador for railroad preservation. Good thoughts toward him and his family in this difficult time.


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Dr. Denny Anspach, Pioneer Co-Founder of CSR
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:12 pm 

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Location: Somewhere east of Prescott, AZ along the old Santa Fe "Prescott & Eastern"
He passed away on Sunday.

Obit by Kalmbach's Kevin Keefe:

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... useum-dies


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Dr. Denny Anspach, Pioneer Co-Founder of CSR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:57 am 

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Location: Somewhere east of Prescott, AZ along the old Santa Fe "Prescott & Eastern"
The CSRM homepage has an obit for now:

https://www.californiarailroad.museum/


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