Noel Weaver's Collection and Memorial

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Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Liquidcamphor » Wed May 22, 2019 7:19 pm

I learned some sad news today that retired Metro North and Conrail/New Haven Engineer Noel Weaver passed away recently. I wanted to post that information in the LIRR forum. Noel was a contributor to this forum and his candor, experience and knowledge of rail operations were a benefit to us. Noel, Rest in Peace.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed May 22, 2019 7:30 pm

Thank you for posting this sad news. We all mourn his loss. I’ve made the topic Global.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Tadman » Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm

We were lucky to have Noel as a member here. His passion for the job and the hobby was evident every day. He loved looking up tough questions in his library and really wanted the legacy of the New Haven and NH people to live on. I’m sad to see him go.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by CNJGeep » Wed May 22, 2019 7:33 pm

A true Old Master. He will not be forgotten
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Wed May 22, 2019 7:44 pm

A wealth of knowledge, he will certainly be missed!
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by charlie6017 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:34 pm

This one hurts -- I've been a part of this site for almost twenty years and Noel was there when I first joined. It
was a joy to have discussion with him and his great number of stories.

Rest in Peace, Noel -- enjoy the journey on the last westbound, and we'll bring up the markers.

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Fishrrman » Wed May 22, 2019 8:35 pm

RIP Noel.

I remember him from Conrail, back before Metro-North. Then he went to MN, and came back to Conrail so that he could take one of the top Selkirk-to-Buffalo jobs on the "order-of-selection" list for our seniority district (CR District F).

He had a pretty good run !

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by gaspeamtrak » Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 pm

I never new the man but he seemed to well respected...
RIP The train has left the station... :( :( :(

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by John_Perkowski » Wed May 22, 2019 9:58 pm

Noel was good people. That is one of my highest accolades.

Thank you for everything, Noel. God rest.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by BandA » Thu May 23, 2019 12:14 am

I also did not know Noel, but enjoyed learning from his first-hand knowledge. His last post was a detailed travel report from the beginning of February, where he got up and went and did and told others!

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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Backshophoss » Thu May 23, 2019 3:41 am

One of the few that lived thru the crazy history of the Commuter services out of GCT the creation of the Metro Region of PC,then CR and
the creation of Metro North,along with the "shotgun wedding" of the New Haven into PC
He will be missed by all.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by MACTRAXX » Thu May 23, 2019 6:58 am


I am dedicating my 4000th post to the memory of our fellow Forum member Noel Weaver.

In the course of my 14 year three month and two week membership at I enjoyed
reading Noel's posts - especially recollections about his railroading days.

If anyone has an obituary for Noel please add them to this topic.

He was one of the more respected members of these Forums and he will be missed...

Rest in Peace, Noel


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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by J.D. Lang » Thu May 23, 2019 7:34 am

Truly a great lost to this site. I always looked forward to reading his posts and the sharing of his experiences and vast knowledge of working in the industry especially during the turbulent times of change here in the Northeast. We all learned a lot from his posts and will surely be missed.

Condolences to his family.

Thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge with all of us. RIP Noel
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Kilo Echo » Thu May 23, 2019 9:51 am

A sad loss to the railroading world. Sarge, perhaps Mr. Weaver could become the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Post by Wayside » Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 am

While I never got to work with Noel on the same crew (we were both engineers on the Conrail River Line at one point, but worked from opposing terminals) I 'm sure I passed him on several sidings, and always enjoyed his perspectives here in these forums.
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