The Railway sadly have to announce the passing of Kevin Cox who has undertaken work for the Railway for many years.
Kevin repaired the drystone walls that flank the Railway from at least 1981 until he became too ill to undertake the work about 18 months ago.
John Hoyle reports – When Kevin last visited the Railway he was in the midst of chemotherapy. He subsequently had further surgery and seemed to be making good progress at the beginning of this year, but it appears that complete recovery was not to be his. When he first became known to the Railway, he lived at Steeton and attained a certain degree of fame by having a Deltic cab in his garden but subsequently moved to Long Preston. He enjoyed working on the railway, became a
member and took the Railway’s PTS course.
Kevin’s funeral service will be held in Long Preston on Monday, 24th November and as a mark of respect, a wreath is being carried by the steam service locomtove this weekend.