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Roger Holmes, railroader, photographer, and historian, dies

By Steve Smedley | February 21, 2022

Lifelong Illinois resident worked for TP&W, GM&O, C&NW

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Black and white photo of smiling, bearded man
Black and white photo of smiling, bearded man
Roger Holmes (Steve Smedley)

Railroader, photographer, and rail historian Roger Holmes of Hudson, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 19, after a six-week battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

Holmes was a former Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway dispatcher, and had worked for the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad and the Chicago & North Western. He had recently worked with younger railfans on relaunching the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Historical Society. Holmes loved capturing winter scenes in his photography, and for the last several years produced his own railroad calendar featuring his work. He also was a volunteer engineer at the Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad in northern Illinois.

A lifelong resident of central Illinois, Holmes was an executive pastor with Abundant Life In Christ Church.

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