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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 5/23/2010

SEPTA conductor Bruce Ricci passed away on May 3 2010. I knew him from his time on the wire train which I photographed often and remember him as one of the good guys. He was, at least to me, the ZZ-Top of Conductors. He loved riding motorcycles, hunting and golf and of course, with a beard like that, playing Santa on a cycle for police benefit runs, Toys for Tots and West Chester Santa runs. And he loved dogs, gotta love people who love dogs.
Bruce riding out in the cold at North Wales Station January 4 2008
Bruce wearing a cycle jacket flagging Main Street in North Wales January 10 2008
Breaking in a trainee conductor Hancock Street Lansdale July 28 2008

Of course the people that will miss him the most are his family, friends and coworkers, and these pictures are from them.

Bruce and engineer Harold Castleman
Bruce flagging the West Chester Branch
Bruce at home in the cab of West Chester Railroad RS18u WCRR 1803
His coworkers at SEPTA remember him during a trip last week to deliver a tank car to WCRR.
Bruce's Obituary

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Last Updated May 23, 2010

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