Bucky Wilson

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Fri Jun 16 17:52:16 EDT 2017

I just got the sad news of Bucky’s passing and would like to echo Frank’s comments. Bucky was a great guy and a source of much knowledge about the N&W. I got to know Bucky when he and I co-authored a three-part article on the Clinch Valley Line for The Arrow. He was very willing to share information and photos and was very encouraging of my efforts. He will be missed.

Paul Mandelkern
Winter Park, Florida

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I would suspect that the people who knew about Bucky's passing generally figured someone else would post the information.  There's a lot of this going on these days.

I just got the info from Ed.  This is very very sad.  Bucky was a good friend, a fine person, and a valuable asset to the Society.  As with many others, he will be greatly missed by those who knew him.  I'll always remember his kindness and support.

Frank Bongiovanni

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 2:38 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org<mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>> wrote:
For whatever reason we have failed to inform the membership in a timely manner about the death of long time N&WHS member Dr. Charles "Bucky" Wilson.  After a battle with cancer he died on May 25, 2017 in Greensboro, NC.

Growing up during the later years of N&W's steam era in Crew, VA  Bucky developed an early love and appreciation for the N&W Ry.  For many years Bucky was an integral member of the Norfolk & Western Historical Society. He served on the Board of Directors from 2001 through 2004 and was Vice President from 2005 through 2010. Bucky was also a major contributor to, "The Arrow", especially noted for his writings the Buchanan Branch.  He also co-authored with Ed Wolfe and Paul Mandelkern  Norfolk and Western's Clinch Valley Line published in 2013.

Bucky was an avid railroad photographer and a personal friend to many of us.  He will be greatly missed.

Below is his obituary.


Ed Painter

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