Phillip Martin, Rest In Peace

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Phillip Martin, Rest In Peace

Postby NorthWest » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 pm

Our worst fears have apparently been confirmed today: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=164886&view=unread&sid=ec57baecc88e70f369e61f658bec0a89#p1444512

Rest in peace, good sir. Your contributions were always interesting and you will be missed.
This forum is quiet without you.
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Re: Phillip Martin

Postby johnthefireman » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:00 am

Thanks, NorthWest. Funnily enough just this week David Benton and I exchanged e-mails wondering what had happened to Philip. He will be sadly missed on this forum, where his ever-enquiring mind constantly raised new topics of interest for us all. RIP.
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Re: Phillip Martin

Postby Benny » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:19 pm

I'm really sorry. Hope he will be in trains paradise. :(
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Re: Phillip Martin

Postby David Benton » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:34 pm

Thanks very much , NorthWest.
I am been trying to find out where Phillip had disappeared to since he stopped posting in July.
He was our most prolific thread starter, and You Tube scout.
It sounds like he had a very interesting life, and I will post some links to some of the material I found looking for him later.
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Re: Phillip Martin, Rest In Peace

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:54 pm

I certainly enjoyed the overseas topics Mr. Martin posted here and was always happy to participate.

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Re: Phillip Martin, Rest In Peace

Postby SemperFidelis » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:19 am

Though we were just casual friends on a railroad forum, I feel very safe in saying that youtube.com will miss Mr. Martin, and the hundreds and thousands of clicks he provided, quite dearly.

Though often times I (and one or two others) found it insanely infuriating to click on a topic in a forum hoping to find some information concerning said topic (especially those in a corner of the world I will probably never have a chance to see) only to find that it was, yet again, another link to a 38 second video with no description whatsoever, sometimes only loosely connected to the topic listed...exchanging a few kind (PM'd) words with the man and then not taking myself so damned seriously made me realize some time ago that the knowledge I gained of the world outside of my little northeastern Pennsylvania railfan bubble was well worth it. Thank you, Mr. Martin.

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Re: Phillip Martin, Rest In Peace

Postby David Benton » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:22 am

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Re: Phillip Martin, Rest In Peace

Postby johnthefireman » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:50 am

Thanks, David. Makes me realise how none of us here really know each other apart from the small amount we choose to share on the forum. I suppose that's the internet for you, but I somehow wish I had known Philip better. He was interesting enough on the forum, but now we're getting glimpses of his real life I realise how much more interesting he really was, if that makes sense.
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