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For those of you who may have used David's website, I was shocked to read that David died on March 17th 2018. As I had lost some interest in railways I haven't visited his site for a while until this week and saw the sad news.

http://www.davidheyscollection.com/

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For those of you who may have used David's website, I was shocked to read that David died on March 17th 2018. As I had lost some interest in railways I haven't visited his site for a while until this week and saw the sad news.

http://www.davidheyscollection.com/

 

Many thanks for the heads up - have certainly used this fantastic resource in the past and will continue to do so

 

We all owe David and his like a huge vote of thanks for their efforts for creating such valuable and useful resources....they live on in their records

 

Phil

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Very sorry to hear this, I refer to his site frequently and in fact was just looking at it this morning!  It is a wonderful resource for photos; he must have been very knowledgeable and gone to enormous lengths to create it.  I hope it can remain available somehow.

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That is a shame indeed I helped David to caption photos of the I.C.I. Hopper trains in his E.R. Morten album a couple of years ago.

Paul

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Very sad news, his site is fantastic, I emailed him a few times with information for his site and always thanked me for my input

Would be great if somehow his site could carry on ,basically as a tribute to him and all his hard work in setting it up

RIP David

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Very sad to hear this news, I have used his website frequently over the years it has been an invaluable source of information.

Lets just hope that the site can be kept running both as a reference work for railway enthusiasts and a tribute to David.

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Very sad news on David's passing. It appears that the original website is not working at the moment. Does anyone know if this temporary or if it has migrated to the british library. Id hate to see it go as it was an amazing resource of outstanding photos.

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David's site has been archived on the Internet Archive "Wayback Machine" and can be found here;

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20181227035554/http://www.davidheyscollection.com/

 

I've checked about 10 or so random pages and most are complete, a few have the odd picture missing, hopefully the other pages are there too. Looks like I'll be spending a fair amount of time this week going through David's work!

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Hi Wellyboots,

 

I had completely forgotten about the way back machine despite my better half mentioning it numerous times! shall definitely be doing some eploring of it tonight, and lets hope that it gets preserved in its entirety for the future.

 

Martin

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