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Important Announcement - James Robert Moir
September 20, 2017
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James Moir passed away on September 13, 2017.

Born: Apr 26, 1949
Died: Sep 13, 2017

James Robert Moir

Jim passed away at St. Mary’s General Hospital on September 13, 2017, after a brief illness.  He had lived in Baden, ON for 20 years.  He grew up in Kingston, ON and attended Queen’s University, earning a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in civil engineering.  Jim practiced engineering for 40 years, most notably in remote regions of Canada in the western Arctic and the MacKenzie River, NWT, which was the foundation of his career.  He continued designing large-scale engineering projects across Canada and the United States.  Along the way, he was a mentor to numerous young engineers.  Jim was also an avid model railroader, known throughout North America for his pioneering research into the application of computer software to model railroad operations.  In 1988 Jim married Natalie, a scientific editor who had immigrated to Canada from her native Boston.  He is survived by his brother, Mike (Sara) of San Rafael, CA, his sister, Lynn D’Alton (John) of Guelph, and several nephews and a niece.  We thank the St. Mary’s cardiology department for their immense talent and compassionate care.  We are also grateful for the help provided by our friend, Jim Switzer of New Hamburg.  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment will be held at a later date.   Mark Jutzi Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.  Online condolences and donation information available at http://www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

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September 20, 2017
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We are all heart broken about Jim's passing.  For those that are just learning this sad news, We just want you to know that everything that can be done to allow Protrak to continue, is being done and the Protrak website will remain an active group.

 
There is no talk of Protrak going away and those of us that are actively using it have no intention of ceasing its use.
 
Jim has given us a wonderful program to run our railroads and there is no other that can touch Protrak for realistic operations.
 
There are a lot of questions and they will be answered in the coming days but for now, please stick with us and continue to enjoy Jim Moir's wonderful legacy.
 
Best, Andy and your fellow Protrak operators. 

Best, Andy Keeney

Look out for #1 but don't step in #2!!

September 20, 2017
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We are all heart broken about Jim's passing. For those that are just learning this sad news, We just want you to know that everything that can be done to allow Protrak to continue, is being done and the Protrak website will remain an active group. There is no talk of Protak going away and those of us that are actively using it have no intention of ceasing its use. Jim has given us a wonderful program to run our railroads and there is no other that can touch Protrak for realistic operations. There are a lot of questions and they will be answered in the coming days but for now, please stick with us and continue to enjoy Jim Moir's wonder legacy.

Best, Andy and your fellow Protrak operators 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:43, ProTrak.org wrote:

Best, Andy Keeney

Look out for #1 but don't step in #2!!

September 21, 2017
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I fully agree with Andy and the entire ProTrak community over the sad loss of our leader. As my tribute to all the happiness and enjoyment Jim brought to my model railroading hobby I plan on using ProTrak Version 360 August 21, 2017 from now on. 

Joe Brann

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September 21, 2017
12:26 pm
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Part of Jim's legacy is this program and I am glad that his efforts will continue.

I am no software expert, but anything I can do to assist in keeping this program, forum, and associated interest groups alive and kicking, please let me know.

Joe

September 21, 2017
3:46 pm
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Thank you, Joe. Those are very kind words and I really appreciate them. I have to include Howard Garner as having a big stake in this Legacy. I must admit that my part in this is due in a large part to a visit that I received from Howard back in the early days when I was having trouble getting to first base with ProTrak. Howard was traveling home from the Minneapolis area (I believe) and he contacted me and asked if he could stop by to meet me. I was more than happy to meet the "go to" guy for ProTrak. Howard spent an hour or so with me taking me through the areas that I needed to work with to get my railroad up and running in the program. I can't tell you how much help that was and after that visit, I decided that I would like to host a ProTrak Weekend for those that are new to the program and were in the same boat as I was at the start.

Well we can see how it has developed and we have all become great friends. This is one of the reasons that we were all so broken hearted at the loss of Jim, he truly was a friend and also cared about us. I will do anything that I can to keep ProTrak going in the future for all of us and I sincerely hope that we can find someone with the expertise to take the program on and continue to work with it. I will also continue to hold ProTrak Weekends each year and challenge some of you to do the same. Our Weekend at Jim Brewer's was a real hit. Jim has a beautiful layout that was fun to run and there were extra activities that Jim had planned that made it so much fun. Sadly, now that we will no longer be holding our Fall weekends in Canada, I hope that we can continue having a ProTrak Weekend in the Spring and the Fall. This way, if a member can't make one, hopefully they will be able to make the other. 

My Spring 2018 ProTrak Weekend is still on the schedule and I would love to see all my old friends and some new faces. So if you can, please make plans to come and run on the Nashville for a long weekend and enjoy all your fellow ProTrakers, May 2nd thru 6th!! 

And to Jim, we really miss you my friend, and you will always be in our thoughts as we run our railroads with your lifetime of dedicated work on your wonder program. 

Best, Andy

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Best, Andy Keeney

Look out for #1 but don't step in #2!!

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