Well-known model railroader, author and steel industry expert Dean Freytag has passed away.
Dean was a regular contributor to magazines, writing about his South Ridge Lines Railroad. He wrote the book on modeling the steel industry for Walthers and helped Walthers design its steel industry series of structure kits. Dean also penned a useful volume on Industrial Modeling, which can be found at the bottom of this page.
There are several tributes to Dean on the web: a quick Google on “Dean Freytag obit” will bring up many of them. If you’re not familiar with his work, I recommend reading through some of these to appreciate just how much he contributed to our hobby. The obituary on the Model Railroader web site is a very fitting tribute and summary of a life with model trains.
Rest in peace.