Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Septaman113 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:38 am

So sorry to hear about Paul "3rd Rail' Joyce. I didn't know him except on here conversing and he would post on the SEPTA forum and I would see his knowledgable post on the MBTA forum. Since he was a Sgt on the Boston PD I PMed him a long time ago telling him my Uncle was a Sgt on the Philly PD and he sent a very nice message back to me. My Condolences and Prayers are with his family.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby markhb » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:27 pm

It's been a while since this was posted, and I've avoided saying anything because I didn't know quite what to say. But while I never met Paul, I always enjoyed reading his posts and conversing with him on rr.net, and I found it very interesting that before he was a Boston cop, he was a policeman up here in Portland (way back in the pre-Chitwood era). My thoughts and prayers remain with him and his family.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Teamdriver » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:14 am

I found this story about a new book , “Images of Rail: Boston’s Orange Line” is a photojournalism history of what is now a subway and light rail line. - See more at: http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2013/11/ ... ut8V6.dpuf

I can't help but think of the Rail , either writing such a book by himself , or the discussion spearheaded by himself of this new book. Boy , I miss that dude !
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MBTA1016 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:45 pm

Teamdriver wrote:Boy , I miss that dude !


We all do driver. It's still weird not seeing his posts again. Rest in peace Sgt.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Cosmo » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:05 am

Paul,
...may your signals be green, may the track rise to meet your wheels, may the tracks always be clear ahead...
...and may you be off the clock an hour before the supervisor realizes you're gone!
I shall drink many Guinness in your honor sir.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Teamdriver » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:21 am

Cosmo wrote:Paul,
...may your signals be green, may the track rise to meet your wheels, may the tracks always be clear ahead...
...and may you be off the clock an hour before the supervisor realizes you're gone!
I shall drink many , Guinness in your honor sir.


Cosmo , try to tip a few Anchor Steamers too, the Rail told me he was into them.
Dia leat , Rail !
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Cosmo » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:37 pm

Teamdriver wrote:
Cosmo wrote:Paul,
...may your signals be green, may the track rise to meet your wheels, may the tracks always be clear ahead...
...and may you be off the clock an hour before the supervisor realizes you're gone!
I shall drink many , Guinness in your honor sir.


Cosmo , try to tip a few Anchor Steamers too, the Rail told me he was into them.
Dia leat , Rail !


Will do! :wink:
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Teamdriver » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:24 am

Cosmo wrote:
Teamdriver wrote:
Cosmo wrote:Paul,
...may your signals be green, may the track rise to meet your wheels, may the tracks always be clear ahead...
...and may you be off the clock an hour before the supervisor realizes you're gone!
I shall drink many , Guinness in your honor sir.


Cosmo , try to tip a few Anchor Steamers too, the Rail told me he was into them.
Dia leat , Rail !


Will do! :wink:

Good man !
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby NRGeep » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:49 pm

It's a shame he isn't around to crash the next FY gala (provided there is one?)... :wink:
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MEC407 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:04 pm

We should have a "Chocolate Trilogy" in Paul's honor. :-D
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:50 pm

MEC407 wrote:We should have a "Chocolate Trilogy" in Paul's honor. :-D


Second that idea MEC.
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby Cosmo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:15 pm

THIRD! :-D
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby fl9m2026 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:50 pm

I have been away from the forums for several months now, and was shocked to find out my friend Paul had passed. This was extremely saddening for me as off the boards, Paul and I had corresponded often. We had a lot in common, including both being career police sergeants (he worked for Boston, I worked for Bolton... just one letter off :-D ) whose careers were ended by injuries and our passion for Boston area rail transportation. Paul's knowledge and love of Boston and it's rail/transit history was boundless, and he was a good, caring man as well. I always enjoyed his quiz's as they were challenging and educational too/

God Speed, Paul, I will miss you. You've finished your last tour and are now "Ocean Frank".

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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby BigUglyCat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:50 pm

For those who may wonder, code Ocean Frank indicates "Off the air" or "Signing off."

I thought of Code 13 ("On assignment outside city limits") or Code 26 ("On duty at special event")

We're missing you, 3rd Rail. :(
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Re: Remembering Paul Joyce (3rd Rail)

Postby MarkB » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:01 pm

I hadn't realized how long it's been since I looked at this forum. Paul and I shared neighborhood roots, so I always appreciated his special knowledge of Forest Hills and the Orange Line. RIP, my friend.
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