Hello everyone, 

   It's with a heavy heart that i have to inform you of my dad's passing. He gave me my start in trains just like so many of our Father's did , i will continue to carry on his love for trains . May he rest in peace, love you dad !

If you wish there's a beautiful memorial about my dad ... log on to :   https://claytonmcgirrfh.funera...KteHRM#tribute-start








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Sorry for the loss of your father Alex. God bless you and your family.

Your father must have set an excellent example. His son is one of the nicest guys around.

" No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car."

Very, very sorry to hear of your loss Alex.  My he Rest In Peace and you carry him whenever you go.  My sincerest condolences.


Byron Hathaway

NPOG Member


"Go as far as you can see.  When you get there, you'll be able to see further."

- Thomas Carlyle

Alex - I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.  May you find peace and comfort in the many memories of times shared with your dad.  I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Alex, it was a pleasure meeting you last week and I appreciate your professionalism and expertise in fixing my Vision line Hudson.

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss.


"My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my trains at the price that I told her I paid For them!"




My sincerest condolences for your loss.  I hope you can take comfort in the knowledge that you will see him again.  Be happy for him and celebrate his life.

Chuck, MSG, US Army Ret, TCA, MTHRRC, Atlas GSC (Charter Member), Member B&O RR Museum, MD O Gaugers.

my very strongest condolences Alex I lost my father many years ago as well you never get over it but somehow we get threw it with Gods help and the help of our true friends like YOU! God Bless you all in your time of need. thanks God you got the share your train hobby with your Father!!

Sincerely your friend forever

Alan Mancus

o gauge  trains ,music ,computer repair windows 7 and 10!

ASC Tech MTH school completed! 2019 !


To each of us, in our turn, we cast our eyes toward the distant horizon from which there is no return until He comes, again.  Look forward to a glorious day of reunion, when no tear shall fall, and rejoice in what has been and give thanks. 


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Prayers uplifted for you and your family, Alex.  Very, very sorry to hear of your loss.


May the LORD bless you and Keep you;

May the LORD Make His Face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you;

May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace  +

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

I'm so sorry for your loss Alex.  

I didn't know your father, but I know you... and that is all I need to know about the man.  I encourage you to take a long look in the mirror.  There lies your father's greatest achievement.    You will see him again my friend, but rest assured you will feel his presence as he continues to watch over you from above.  I will light a candle for him before Mass.  


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It is obvious that your Dad was a terrific man and father. He lived a long and wonderful life, with so many fond memories to cherish. So sorry to hear about his passing. It is always difficult to lose a parent. I lost both my Dad and my Mom a few years back.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


So very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing, Alex.  Deepest sypathies to you and your family.  I lost my Dad 7 years ago and still find myself thinking about him nearly every day.


Enjoying this Great Hobby in memory of Dad & Pop...the "original Joe's" responsible for my interest in trains!!

That’s sad news, however your dad is in a much better place, the Lord will take great care of him, Eternal and Everlasting. Your family will be in our prayers. In a way, We are all one big model train family. Thank you for sharing this important matter with us and if  we here in Tennessee can be of help, just ask.....

Hello Alex

So sorry to hear about your father's passing . There are not many things I can say to you at a time  like this other than I am truly sorry . Loosing a parent is obviously a very difficult thing to go through. Just want you to be aware  that  like all the rest of your buddies here at the forum and everywhere else I am sure you know we are all standing with you at this point  - sending you our deepest sympathy and a hope that the pain of your loss gets replaced by all the  great memories  of  your father and all the wonderful gifts he brought  to you. Once again my deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and your family

Gary S

Hi Alex,

Thank you for sharing your dad's obituary--being as brief as it is, it couldn't possibly say it all but it says enough--what a lovely guy and lucky you for having a father like that! I am sorry for your loss and encouraged by his legacy.


Tuscan Jim

Alex, As I am sure you well know, you have been fortunate and blessed to have had the privilege and joy of your father's company well into your adult years. My father died when I was ten, so anybody who has had his father in his life longer than that has my admiration, as well as my sincerest sympathy for your loss of him, now. You had a long time to love him. That will never stop, I am sure.

Very sincerely,



So sorry Alex. He sure was a great guy. As I have learned over the last 2 years, my Dad lives in my memories, and as long as I keep those wonderful memories close for myself and my kids, he lives! 



"On track, on time, and over budget!" 

Alex, I am so so sorry for your loss. We the family here at Corner Field Model Railroad Museum & Hobby Shop wish you all the best and have been saying prayers for a long time for your father. So we are so sorry for your loss. Will continue to be thinking of you and your family always.

Tom Jr & the Elesh Family.

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