We remember Dr. Harvey Carter, a rail fan, modeler, and restorer of antique fire trucks. Dr. Carter was a co-founder of Signal 51, founder of the Shreveport Fire Fighters Museum, member of the International Fire Buffs Associates, Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America, Deputy Fire Marshall for the State of Louisiana and Honorary Chief of the Shreveport Fire Department. He served our country as a member of the US Navy. He loved sharing his passion for model trains and was a member of the Lionel Collectors Club of America and Train Collectors of America. Those that knew Harvey were blessed by his kindness.
We remember Herb Kern. Herb served his country, community and family. Herb retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard March 1982 and settled in the Mobile, AL area. As a local business man, Herb served his church, involved in the Boy Scout program, promoted local blood drives and a member of the South-West Alabama Model Railroad Club for over 20 years. Herb was an avid model train enthusiast always promoting the hobby at train shows, holiday train displays plus serving as a member to the Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS) for 16 years. As a member of LOTS, Herb served as a Director-at-Large from 1997-2001 and 2010 - 2013 and served as Vice-President 2001 - 2009. Herb was a member of the Mobile Chapter of Military Officers Association serving as Director and Secretary/Treasurer. Our hobby has lost a good man, promoter within his community and friend.