It is with very great regret I report the death of Dave Mee. Dave was taken ill last night and died in hospital this morning.
We have lost another good friend and a man with tremendous engineering experience who was prepared to turn his hand to anything that aided our project. His good humour and willingness to help anyone leaves quite a gap although there will be many memorials around the Railway of his endeavour.
Dave joined the team in the pioneering days and enthusiastically joined in the daunting task of seemingly unending tree felling with the associated giant fires. He the gravitated to rolling stock maintenance and restoration with the single handed preparation of the Incline dmu taking over 12 months. Latterly, the laying and extension of the narrow gauge took over his life, working on the project only yesterday.
The Union Flag is at half mast in his honour and I will circulate funeral details when they are known.