Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Harry Eck

 It is with deep sadness that we report the loss of another volunteer. On July 16, 2012 Harry Eck passed away after a short illness. Harry began his career with the B&O railroad in 1943, here at Mt. Clare, as a shop boy quickly rising to fir
eman, and finally retiring as Superintendent of Locomotive Operations. His knowledge of both steam and diesel electric locomotives was iconic and he was a well-respected expert in the railroad industry. After spending 40 years with the railroad, he began his next career volunteering at the B&O Railroad Museum. He was able to share his immense knowledge with staff, docents, and visitors at the museum for more than 20 years. We were fortunate enough to have completed an oral history project with him to preserve some of this knowledge for future generations. Today you can still see and hear Harry in our Dynamometer Car where we have a video playing of Harry giving a tour of the car. We are so thankful for the years of knowledge and friendship he gave us.

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