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RHN Hardy

Postby 6-6-66 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:32 pm

I have just heard of the death of Dick Hardy - a big loss to all the railway fraternity. :cry:

Anyone who conversed with Dick, had correspondence with him, or heard him speak at meeting was recipient of a rare treat.

One wonders how many of the current railway management are capable of rolling up their sleeves and operating the equipment, arguing the technical aspects of operation with the staff, or defusing a crisis with common sense and humour?

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Re: RHN Hardy

Postby prentonmember » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:17 pm

Yes, Dick Hardy was an inspirational character especially on Merseyside when he was BR Liverpool Divisional Manager from 1968 - 1973. He was a great supporter of the then Merseyside Branch.
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Re: RHN Hardy

Postby Chris Meredith » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:55 pm

Today I attended the service of Thanksgiving for the life of Dick Hardy at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham. There was a very large attendance of mourners many from the railway industry and preservation groups along with friends and family to see Dick off to that great loco shed in the sky. Amongst those there representing the RCTS was Hugh Gould past president. A tribute was given by Peter De Iongh, life long friend and the eulogy was given by Peter Hardy, Dick's son. Many anecdotes were told of his career with particular reference to his love and passion for steam and his great gift of man management with an ability to relate to anyone whatever their position.
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