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Brother D.E. Nichols Jr. of BLE Division 255 (Steubenville, Ohio) was killed the morning of January 11, 2001, near South Fork, Pa. It is believed that the Brother Nichols had stopped to inspect for flat spots and was hit by a train on an adjacent track while traveling between Conway and Harrisburg, Pa. Brother Nichols, 52, joined BLE Division 255 in 1971 and was a resident of Richmond, Ohio. He was survived by his son and his father.