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Locomotive engineer Richard A. Marks, 40 years old at the time of his death, was Local Chairman of BLE Division 537 in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was killed in the head-on collision of two Norfolk Southern trains and subsequent derailment near Knox, Ind., on September 17, 1991.

Brother Marks had worked for the Norfolk Southern and its predecessor railroads since August 1, 1972. He was a delegate’s to the BLE’s 1991 International Convention and he also served as Chairman of the Credentials Committee. He was married and the father of two children. His son, C.W. Marks, was a locomotive engineer with Norfolk Southern and also a member of Division 537.