The sound of the steam engines of Colorado's storied Old West past are now silent. Yet, John was not silent about his passion for the Colorado Midland Railraod and many others.
It was John who brought me into the fold of his love for not just the old steam engines, but all aspects of Colorado's storied history.
Like the railroads of the past, today there is another silence - the recent passing of my long time friend of 55 years.
I already miss our decades of conversations, trips to ghost towns, sharing a pitcher of Coors beer at Giuseppe's and the sharing of our personal aspirations.
Thank you John for bringing me along for the ride.
Now, I see the train conductor's watch indicates it is time for another generation to follow your passionate steps.
"All aboard" for those to come - to enjoy, observe and learn about Colorado's history as John shared with me and others.