Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby Ridgefielder » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:27 am

Requiescat in Pace, Sgt. Joyce. I enjoyed your posts and your knowledge, deeply regret that I never met you in person.

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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby Arborway » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:22 am

This is truly shocking and sad news.

As a kid, my dad would take me into Boston on the T and I'd look around and wonder how something like that ever came to be and how it worked. I mean, you know how buildings get made - that happens every day. You can see a bridge get built. But subways were always this exotic thing that no one seemed to know much about. The T was just there and it had always been there. But I wanted to know more.

Much later, I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of people like Paul Joyce, who filled in the history, knew the trivia and would be more than happy to get in a lively debate about the past, present or future.

He's been such a fixture here in my seven years on the forums that it's hard to imagine him not dropping by the next thread to offer some insight or critique.

He'll be missed. :(
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:54 pm

Everyone: After a long absence for much of the Summer of 2013 (I am recovering from a shoulder injury)
I am now catching up on what has been going on here at Railroad.Net and I noticed that Paul Joyce had
passed away...I enjoyed reading his insights and memories of all things Boston and the MBTA Forum lost
a respected member here...I will remember his "Quiz" sections as a good example...

I will remember that for example when forum members had disagreements with one another over topics
he was a voice of reason and sort of an assistant moderator that kept things in line when it was needed
and his wealth of knowledge will be especially missed here...

I read the obituary and I offer my condolences to all of his family and friends not only here at the MBTA
Forum but to the entire New England rail enthusiast community which knew and remember him well...

Rest in peace,Paul
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby Teamdriver » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:26 am

It's just so sad to come here and not see a new comment by the Rail............
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby MBTA1016 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:11 am

Teamdriver wrote:It's just so sad to come here and not see a new comment by the Rail............


Agreed teamdriver, already miss his insights and his humor.
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby atsf sp » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:55 am

The knowledge and facts that Paul gave to this forum was always insightful and interesting. The quiz was always fun and seeing the 3rdRail posts appear was a reason to get excited about a thread. RIP Paul
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby MEC407 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:07 pm

I still have some messages from him in my PM inbox, and I still see his username (3rdrail) on the side of the screen whenever I check my messages. Still can't believe he's gone. :(
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby BigUglyCat » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:00 pm

atsf sp wrote:...seeing the 3rdRail posts appear was a reason to get excited about a thread. RIP Paul

Second the motion.
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby 25Hz » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:10 pm

Rest in peace, fellow transit advocate and historian. I wish i had known you better.
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby CS » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:12 pm

So so sad to be reading this... He's in heaven now. :'-(
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby AutisticPsycho » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:27 pm

Sigh. A shock indeed. Although, I never had much interaction with Paul, I'd always enjoy his posts. :(
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Re: Remembering avid contributor, friend, and fellow enthusi

Postby MaineCoonCat » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:04 am

Sure going to miss his contributions. He had a knack for sharing knowledge and doing it in an entertaining and fun way.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Leo Sullivan » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:51 pm

Every time i come to RR Net I'm really looking to see what Paul has to say.
A lot of us know a lot of stuff but, Paul knew how to put it for this group.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby NYNE » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:38 am

I just saw this, I am sorry to read this news. RIP Paul.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:02 pm

Every time i come to RR Net I'm really looking to see what Paul has to say.
A lot of us know a lot of stuff but, Paul knew how to put it for this group.


Agreed, RIP Paul.
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