The Innumerable Caravan

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Sun Jul 7 22:41:22 EDT 2013


Was the ole 'Mean Dean' as I heard him called a couple times. He just
retired what 6 or 7 years ago? If so I am sure he will indeed be missed.
I met him several time and always enjoyed his humor. Actually told me
once when the subject of Bill Sweet came up and my relation to him 'Boy
if you hire out, I sure as Hell hope your better then Bill was, he
couldn't switch his way out of a paper bag if he tried' or something
along those lines.


Nathan Simmons
trainman51 at

On 7/7/2013 05:02, NW Mailing List wrote:

> For those of you in the Roanoke area, in case you missed it, former

> Shenandoah Div. Conductor W.D. (Doug) Dean passed away on July 3rd.

> Doug started his N&W career on Roanoke Terminal and later transferred

> to the Roanoke District of the Shenandoah Div. from where he retired.

> Doug was quite the character and the consummate Brakeman/Conductor.

> As Joesy Wales would have said: "I rode with him. I got no

> complaints."


> Jimmy Lisle

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