Richard C. Nickels Sr., a retired CSX marketing executive whose railroad career spanned more than four decades, died Monday from respiratory failure at Pickersgill Retirement Community in West Towson.
He was 91.
"Dick had a strong love and allegiance to railroads," said Ralph L. Felter, a former CSX colleague and retired railroad consultant who lives in York, Pa. "He was a very quiet analyst and a behind-the-scenes guy. He never had a harsh word for anyone or complained."
"I first met him back in 1965 when I joined the B&O Railroad. He was a dear man and everyone who knew Dick liked him. He never had a rough or bad thought in his mind,"...