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Author Topic: Geoff Salmon of Truro - funeral cortege on GWR  (Read 478 times)
ChrisB
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« on: March 06, 2017, 11:26:42 AM »

Reported on uk.railways, but no link to show prudence - does anyone know more?

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"At his wish, former railway staff member at Truro Mr. Geoff Salmon was taken by train, being carried in the rear power car of the 14.25 'The Cornish Riviera',  from Truro  to Camborne.  At Camborne his coffin, draped with a Great Western flag, was loaded into a hearse for the final section of his journey to the crematorium at Treswithian yesterday."
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 12:19:50 PM »

I'd heard this was taking place through chat. Again no links.

Large numbers of 70s and 80s railway photos exist by Geoff. Some can be seen on the cornwall railway society website


http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/headlines---latest-reports-and-photographs/through-the-lens-of-geoff-salmon
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 02:21:56 PM »

There's a piece on the Cornwall Railway Society website

http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/headlines---latest-reports-and-photographs

Geoff was a really good guy.  I knew him from his Summer Saturdays at Newquay too.  A very sad loss.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 02:46:04 PM »

That seems to be where this quote was lifted from. Thanks Richard B
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 04:03:10 PM »

With thanks to all previous posters in this sad topic, I've simply expanded the heading, for clarity.

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 07:51:47 AM »

Roger Matthews has posted some photos on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/roger.matthews.777?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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