A Tribute to John Robertson
On September 22, 2019, longtime Secretary / Treasurer of the Railcar Technical Services Association (RTSA), John Robertson passed away in Minneapolis during Railway Interchange while participating in his 50th year of active service in the rail industry. A railroad savant, John retired from Norfolk Southern after 3o years of service and continued the rest of his life participating in his passion for rail. RTSA is devastated by this loss as John was not only dedicated to RTSA, he was a dear friend to many.
If you would like to honor John, in lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation to the Virginia Museum of Transportation Special Projects for the 611 Steam Locomotive which John loved. Learn more about this project and donate here.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held in the Spring of 2020 in Roanoke, Virginia. If you would like to receive the celebration of life details when they are available, submit your contact information below. Feel free to also submit a tribute or memorable story about John. We will compile these stories for John’s Celebration of Life Event.