Dr. Howard Redding Blackburn

September 06, 1919 - September 21, 2006 

Dr. Howard Redding Blackburn

September 06, 1919 - September 21, 2006 

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Condolences and Tributes for Dr. Howard Redding Blackburn


Paddy & Valerie Hickey posted a Condolence | October 11, 2006

Dear Ruth-Ann, Beth and all the Blackburn family. We were so sorry to hear of Howard's passing you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Paddy, Valerie, Daniel, Jamie, Jennie & Jordan

Jim Herron posted a Condolence | October 05, 2006

I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Blackburn's passing. I first met him in 1957 at the Kentucky Railway museum and was with him on some of his train chasing adventures in the late 1950's and '60's. He was one of the most generous men I ever met and had a positive attitude that encouraged me in my own interests and endeavors. When I began producing railroad videos in the 1980's, it was Dr. Blackburn who provided not just his own film but also contacts with others who also had film, much of it of extremely rare subjects. Doc Blackburn was a true friend whom I will miss him greatly and I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Ruth Ann and the rest of the Blackburn family.
-Jim Herron

Mike Kensill posted a Condolence | September 28, 2006

as a fellow train enthusiast, I enjoyed using the layout at the ITM he was responsible for...his full and generous life was enviable to us all.

Roberta Huff posted a Condolence | September 28, 2006

I was so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. What a full and wonderful life he had! My best to the family.

Chris Hersberger Lynch posted a Condolence | September 28, 2006

I just learned of Dr. Blackburn passing and wanted to say my prayers are with you. I will never forget spending the nights at their house with their daughter Beth, they made you feel like one of the family. His passion & love of his family showed. He loved showing us his big train that was set up around the grounds of their house. Even though I haven't seen them in years I know if I did they would just engulf me with hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will be missed greatly by all that knew him. I'm truly sorry that I didn't know because I would have been there to pay tribute. Love you all,
Chris Hersberger Lynch
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