While I never met Bob, we conversed on the telephone and by email for several years. He had found our websites, PERYHS.org and MountLowe.org and wanted to know about the museum we are putting together in Pasadena. He donated his photography and photograph collection of Southern California traction, the Pacific Electric Railway, Los Angeles Railway, Los Angeles Transit Authority, etc. He was thrilled we are preserving our railroad heritage and just yesterday we received two binders of fare forms and transfers of the same companies. While there was no note in the box, I suspected he might have passed away. Our heart-felt condolences go out to the family and friends and we want to say thank you for the wonderful donations which will remain available for all to share. We were a few generations apart in age, but transportation brothers who loved Southern California transportation history and the Pacific Electric Railway's "Big Red Cars!" While all his photographs have not yet been scanned, some are available here for all to enjoy: https://www.pacificelectric.org/robert-gaddie-collection/
Thanks, Bob, for your friendship, stewardship and love of history! You will be missed, but your work lives on! R.I.P.