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Date: 04/12/17 22:13
Boxcar Ken
Author: KeyRouteKen

KEN CASFORD, known in the 1940's & 1950's as " Boxcar Ken" ---  and also known for all the great O-scale Kits he produced, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 after a long illness.  For the past seven months he had been in Hospice care. He lived in Whittier, CA and is survived by his wife Norma and extended family.  He was one of the Founders of the Riverside Live Steamers.   Condolences to his family and friends.

KRK



Date: 04/13/17 05:04
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: Bob3985

My sympathies to his family and friends. So many of us are growing into that age group where we are losing those we know and love.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 04/13/17 07:12
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: wag216

Ken came from the Kansas City area. My dad and Wes Krambeck were great friends during the late 1940s. Rest in Peace good friend! wag216



Date: 04/13/17 08:13
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: mundo

Norma, just had her 90 th Birthday Party.



Date: 04/13/17 08:19
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: tomstp

Ken always came to our live steam meets along with Norma.  They came in both the spring and fall meets.  They are fiends with eveyone here.  Due to Ken's health he was not able to come in 2016.  Ken along with several of his friends in California    was a member of the Cowhouse Creek Gang of Priddy Tx  home of Roy Pickard's large live steam track.  It just won't be the same without him.   

"Hi green" to you Ken.



Date: 04/13/17 10:18
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: KeyRouteKen

Here is a photo of Ken & Norma taking a ride at a Live Steam facility.

KRK




Date: 04/13/17 17:30
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: mundo

Service for Ken will be: Public Viewing Tuesday April 18, 2017 7:00pm-8:30pm White Emerson Mortuary13304 Philadelphia StreetWhittier, CA  90601(562) 698-0304 Memorial Service Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:30 pm, reception following service at the Church social hall. First United Methodist Church13222 Bailey StreetWhittier, CA  90601(562) 698-0022 



Date: 04/13/17 19:25
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: Frisco1522

He must have done some photography around the KC area.   I have several Frisco steam negs attributed to him.  He did nice work.
I'm of a certain age where my friends are leaving and it really bothers me.  Joe Collias two years ago and another very close friend Frank Willis in Feb. 
Really miss my RR buddies.



Date: 04/14/17 21:05
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: wabash2800

I know what you mean Don. Many of the people I worked with on the 765 in the late 70s have passed away. I was in college then, and I will be 60 before the year is out.

​Victor A.Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublicatins.com



Date: 04/16/17 15:46
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: JimBaker

I just learned of Ken's passing from my copy of the Whittier Daily News last Saturday.
Ken was a former member of Los Angeles Live Steamers, and attended many of our meets in the past years,
If anyone is interested in reading his Obituary, I have it as a Word Document file.
Or easier-- just look up "Whittier Daily News" - Obituaries -- Kenneth R. Casford, Jr.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 04/17/17 07:48
Re: Boxcar Ken
Author: KeyRouteKen

JimBaker Wrote:
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> I just learned of Ken's passing from my copy of
> the Whittier Daily News last Saturday.
> Ken was a former member of Los Angeles Live
> Steamers, and attended many of our meets in the
> past years,
> If anyone is interested in reading his Obituary, I
> have it as a Word Document file.
> Or easier-- just look up "Whittier Daily News" -
> Obituaries -- Kenneth R. Casford, Jr.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/whittierdailynews/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-r-casford&amp;pid=185097760&amp;fhid=15468&amp;f=portal <phorum break> <phorum break> KRK



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