Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby mattl » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:25 pm

In logging to post this, I saw I had an unread message in my PM folder.

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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby agarturbo » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:19 pm

In life you come across people willing to serve others, people who amass knowledge, people who share knowledge, and people who are respectful and diplomatic enough to share that knowledge with the "unwashed masses". It is seldom that you run into people who possess all of these traits. I only "met" Paul on this forum, but it seems to me that he was one of those rare people. Paul's train has left the station and we are diminished. However, he left us a wealth of knowledge in his posts and in the memories of those who knew him. I celebrate what he accomplished while he was with us and thank him for his service in the BPD. I think that he would have wanted it that way.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby HenryAlan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:19 pm

I mostly only lurk, and haven't done much of that lately. This is very sad news and a great loss for the MBTA forum. Such a wealth of knowledge, so many interesting stories. In many ways, Paul was the reason I've read these threads over the years. Many will fill in, but none will replace.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MBTA1016 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:54 pm

HenryAlan wrote: Many will fill in, but none will replace.


That's the best line to describe how Paul was to everyone here. His knowledge of the mbta when it was mta is not replaceable.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby StevieC48 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:19 pm

Sgt. Paul Joyce BPD Ret. It was a pleasure to know you and to learn so many interesting facts about the transit and your many photos. Thank you . You will be missed
Farewell old friend thanks for the memories.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby charlie6017 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:03 pm

I'm awfully late getting here and reading this, but it sure made me sad to find out about Mr. Joyce's
passing. I have been a member of Railroad.net since John Stewart owned this site, and Paul was always
a joy to chat and banter with. I didn't frequent the same boards he normally did but the rare occasions were
always a pleasure. His shoes in life can never be filled.

R.I.P. Sargent Joyce!

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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:13 pm

I think this pic of Paul off the web sums him up the best.

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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MBTA1016 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:38 pm

Sure does Adams.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:01 pm

I just found this out. May Paul rest in peace, and sympathies to all who knew him, he was a great contributor.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MEC407 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:08 pm

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:I think this pic of Paul off the web sums him up the best.


Thanks for posting that. What a great smile, and what a great way to remember him. I'm so sad that I never got a chance to meet him in person.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby tvcigar » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:02 pm

Thoughts and prayers to his family. He is missed around here for sure.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Aa3rt » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:37 pm

I don't generally check in to this portion of Railroad.Net and after reading this news, I'm sorry I did. Like many of you I never met Paul but have had many pleasant exchanges with him both here and on Facebook. Even over electronic media Paul came across as a genuinely nice guy. While the frequency of our exchanges had slowed somewhat I will miss his presence as well.

Here's a thread that shows a good example of Paul's appreciation of other people, even those he'd never met: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=80798
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Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:01 am

I am saddened by this news. I never met Paul in person, but I have talked to him online several times. He will be missed.

Right on, ST214. I also didn't get to meet Paul Joyce in person. But I also talked to him here and on Facebook and not to mention he even purchased a product (Portable heater) off me through ebay. Also, I really liked his photos of the last few hours and weeks of Old Washington St EL Orange line service that he took, and a photo of himself at Cabot Yard on the Red line with an Osgood-Bradley Coach and a retired Bluebird and Silverbirds 01604/05 and the Wellington Shops when the EL was still in operation.

Paul, you will be missed here and on the MBTA. rest in Peace, Sgt. Paul Joyce! I'll miss you here and on Facebook.......
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Tracer » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:13 pm

Man you couldn't ask for a more down to earth guy. Probably my favorite member here on rr.net. R.I.P Paul.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Greg Moore » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:03 pm

Damn, how did I miss this sticky.

While a bit acerbic at times, still a great asset. Sorry to hear this.
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