Yesterday we reported on the tragic incident whereby a train passenger was decapitated after he stuck his head out of a train carriage window.
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Well now, for the first time, pictures reveal that the man who sadly died was 24-year-old Simon Brown who was in fact a ‘railway fanatic’ and had recently been employed as an engineer technician. Simon’s family said:
Simon was a warm, loving individual whose unbounded passion and enthusiasm for life and all things related to trains of any kind – from model railways through steam to modern day rail transport infected everyone he met.
He will be sorely missed not only by his partner, his family and his friends but also by his many colleagues throughout the rail industry.
In addition, a justgiving account has been set up to help raise funds for his funeral. Starter of the fund, Reuben Smith, said:
Simon was a great friend of ours and a real light in the railway world. He was always smiling cheerful and would bend over backwards to help anyone. There’s now a massive hole in our closeknit community where he was.
He has been taken from us at the age of 24 it’s far too young.
Please donate. I want to have this memorial train in his coach that he spent hours on and I want to help ease the burden of the cost of the funeral for his parents. Having had to bury my younger brother 11 months ago I know how hard it is.
So sad that it was his passion in life that ended up being the end to it. RIP Simon – thoughts go out to his family and good on you Reuben for helping out.
To read about a woman who was decapitated by a train after having sex on the tracks, click HERE.