Dick Hardy

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silverfox
GER D14 4-4-0 'Claud Hamilton'
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Dick Hardy

Post by silverfox » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:56 am

Just been advised Dick Hardy died on Sunday night
A real gentleman

jwealleans
LNER A4 4-6-2 'Streak'
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Re: Dick Hardy

Post by jwealleans » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:42 am

Indeed, a sad loss. I only met him once but he was indeed a gentleman and quite charming. Luckily he has left us a great body of written work, including some of my favourite books.

Hatfield Shed
LNER V2 2-6-2 'Green Arrow'
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Re: Dick Hardy

Post by Hatfield Shed » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 am

Sad indeed, he will be much missed by family and friends for sure. I enjoyed hearing him speak on a couple of occasions, a high class raconteur. RIP.

Happily we do have his most entertaining writing to remember him by, which I find myself dipping into with some regularity

STAFFORDA4
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Re: Dick Hardy

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:11 pm

A great loss to the railway fraternity. His stories are legend.
RIP Balmore

STAFFORDA4
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Re: Dick Hardy

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:20 pm

A nice touch last Thursday was on 70013 from Liverpool St to Norwich with the Cathedrals Express
Not just a wreath on the smokebox door but a 32B shedplate (where RHN Hardy was shedmaster in the early 50s)
and a long pull on the Brit's chime whistle passing Stratford.

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