News Wire: Jacobson, champion of steam, dead at 74

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:20 AM

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — Jerry Joe Jacobson, shortline entrepreneur, steam preservationist, and builder of the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, died September 13 at home after a long illness. He was 74. The Age of Steam facility was Jacobson...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/09/jacobson-champion-of-steam-dead-at-74

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Friday, September 22, 2017 8:50 AM

Brian Schmidt

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — Jerry Joe Jacobson, shortline entrepreneur, steam preservationist, and builder of the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, died September 13 at home after a long illness. He was 74. The Age of Steam facility was Jacobson...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/09/jacobson-champion-of-steam-dead-at-74

 

rest in peace.  A good man, who did great things.

We will miss you.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:26 AM

It's sad Jerry had to board the "Night Train" a lot sooner than he wanted to, but you know what?  After reading his biography I saw he had a great lifetime of real, solid achievement to look back on, and I'm sure with considerable pride.

A life well lived, well lived indeed.

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