Bob was a real railroad conductor and engineer for several railroads, including the ATSF, IC, and CNR. Bob passed away in August 2020.
Bob was well-known for taking HO-scale Atlas turnouts, cutting the ties, and then re-gauging them for S-scale.
Several S-scale modelers helped Bob dispose of his custom-decorated models. Alan was able to acquire a set of A-B-B-A units (A and B units shown).
He also acquired one of Bob's GP9 models. Bob wrote an article for the NASG's Dispatch in the 1994 February issue (page 20) describing some of his equipment.
Bob's custom decoration of a Locomotive Workshop FA-2 he built.
Bob's box car is now working on Dave's layout in dedicated service to the "Nicholson String & Yarn Company".