I'd quite a few PM's with him, as well and some of the things he mentioned about both locos and people were quite incredible. Many have turned out to be true but, even those that have yet to come to light will, I suspect be true. Some would be quite libelous, if not. However, they were confidential and will remain so. Like you, I was truly saddened when he gave up posting. Sadly, even now he seems to be being hounded over 42859.