On the 29th August 2013 the Railway lost one of its long-serving characters, Chris Bray, known affectionately to his close friends as ‘Trotsky”.
Chris lost his battle with ill health and passed away at Manorlands Hospice shortly after his 63rd birthday. Indeed, the previous Saturday he had enjoyed celebrating his birthday with one final journey on the Railway, a journey he had looked forward to and enjoyed so much.
Full tributes to Chris appeared in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of the Society’s magazine, Push and Pull. On the 31st August the engine rostered for the day carried a wreath in his, and fellow Worth Valley volunteer David Howitt’s, memory.
Featured image: Robin Lush