|In memory of Roy Colin Mitchell||
ROY COLIN MITCHELL
04 JULY 1956 TO 06 JUNE 2003
Roy Mitchell was a railway man born and bred
He was a man of courage and served the iron way well
The iron road is a hard road and the work is never ending
Working night and day on the iron way to keep his dream alive
He gave his life upon the track, the sixth day of June the day
By his deeds you shall know him
By the work of his hands
By his family and by his friends that mourn him
By the love that he bore
And the life that he gave
The run has ended
The shift completed
So long mates so longGod Speed, Roy, God Speed.
We cannot believe it! You, our best friend, had to leave us on so cruel kind.
We will try to continue your work. It will be our task to put your visions, about preserving the narrow-gauge railways of southern Africa, into practice.
We will always keep you in memory, in addition,we like to thank you, that we had been allowed to become frends of you and your great family.
Roy we miss you !!
|A larger than life character he will be missed by the world of steam and
railways, and by the world in general. His legacy lives on in the various
projects he was involved with.
Roy was killed doing what he loved, working on the narrow gauge. Passionate about railways and narrow gauge in particular, Roy