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Paul Kane RIP

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by blackfive, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. blackfive

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    I'm told that the fireman on Bittern, Paul Kane, collapsed on the footplate approaching Stevenage and couldn't be revived. He had been involved with steam from the early days when based at Carlisle and was fireman on some of the epic runs with 6229 that I remember well from the 1980s.
    My condolances go to his family, friends and colleagues at WCRC.
    Very sad news indeed.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    It has been reported elsewhere that main line steam fireman Paul Kane passed away yesterday. Yet to be confirmed but assumed he was the fireman taken ill on the footplate of 60019 at Stevenage yesterday evening. Deepest sympathy to Paul's family and friends.
     
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    Was on this tour, such a sad way to end the day :(

    very sad news, deepest sympathy to his family and friends

    Matt
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    That is very sad indeed, he did indeed produce the steam for many epic runs, a real gent always ready for a chat and bit of banter.,
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Very sad news. My thoughts go out to his family, friends and colleagues.
     
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    I knew Paul being a Carlisle 12A man myself. Railwayman through and through. Still the current 'Blue Riband' holder I think with 46229 over Ais Gill. A true gent and comic who will be sorely missed by anyone involved with WCRC, Mainline steam and railways in general. A 'wizzard with the shovel' would be an understatement. The tips and advice he gave me when I was at Fort William with the B1 will always stick with me.

    Finally just to say my thoughts are with his family and friends.

    RIP Paul. Railway legend.
     
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    Very sad news indeed.

    Deepest sympathy to family & friends

    Vale, Paul. Thank you.
     
  8. evilswans

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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    such sad news, thoughts are with his freinds and family :(

    a few pics from the day
    60007 Sir nigel at Kings X
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewtomsphotography/5273265273/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewtomsphotography/5273265897/

    and at York
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewtomsphotography/5273266903/in/photostream/

    and finally running home with Bittern, such a sad way to end the day
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewtomsphotography/5274862904/

    Rest in Peace Paul, and thank you for the many enjoyable hours you have given us steam nuts in your time :(

    Matt
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Really sorry to hear about the sad news of fireman Paul Kane my condolances go out to his family at this very sad time.
    Thanks to 60017(John) & Waterbuck for your kind comments on my shot at Barrel Hill crossing yesterday much appreciated.
    Some really nice shots there Matt especially the one at the station low angle great shot.

    Simon
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10257146@N05/
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Such sad scenes at Stevenage last night,extremely upsetting and shocking. Our condolences go out to Paul's family,friends and colleagues.

    My happiest memory with Paul at the regulator was his EWS retirement special on 13th July 2002 with 6201. The return of "The Fishwick Fellsman" from Carlisle was the finest run I have ever had on the WCML,the noise over Shap and the scene as we raced through Lancaster were simply unbelievable. Not forgetting the round of applause and presentation at Preston.

    Thanks for everything Paul and rest in peace.

    Mark & Alan Walker
     
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    my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
     
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    Extremely sad. Traumatic for his colleagues on the footplate and devastating for friends and family.

    RIP.
     
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    What a sad time for all his family and friends, especially coming up to Christmas.
    I believe that WCRC and Rileys are planning something as a remberence when the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express gets to Carlisle on the 30th.
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Its been a shocking week from beginning to end - so sad - and so close to Christmas - never the same again.
     
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    A very very sad day indeed.

    Having had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul for the last five years, he will be deeply missed. Paul was a true gentleman, always with a smile on his face and a song in his heart. We can take some comfort from knowing he died with a shovel in his hand doing a job he loved.

    Paul may no longer be with us, but he will never be forgotten. "The Jacobite" will never be quite the same again. The video may be a couple of years old now, but it was Paul at his best, he certailnly wasnt afraid of Beasdale Bank!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq04pANrvQ

    Rest in Peace Paul
     
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    Had some brilliant runs on the footplate with him, a great gentleman who will be missed by everyone who met him. Thanks Paul for all the tips, jokes and advice, the trip to Mallaig will never be the same again.....
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Incredibly sad news about Paul Kane. Condolences to his family. Little consolation I know but he went out doing what he loved and was respected for.
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Not knowing the gentleman, he seems to be well respected and my condolences, too, are with his family. Having attended too many funerals this year of family and friends, I can understand their loss. If there is some sort of collection on his behalf?
     
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    Re: Christmas Tynesider. 18/12

    Very upseting scenes after arriving at Stevenage on saturday evening.

    Thoughts go to Pauls family and many friends during this very sad time. A great icon lost from the steam movement, doing what he loved best.

    Cheers Paul, RIP

    Oli
     

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