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Desmond Coakham RIP

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I'm very sorry to hear of Des's rather sudden passing. I had a letter

from him a couple of months ago.


He really was a fount of knowledge on rolling stock and always generous

with his time to provide info. Every time I did a GN wagon, I would

consult him to find out where it ended up in the great rolling stock

diaspora in 1958.


He provided drawings for both of my BCDR coal wagons.


A bad day, as Bernard Holden - he of Bluebell Railway fame - also

passed on at just 104 years old.



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