Previous articleTributes have been paid to the train driver, conductor and passenger killed in the Aberdeenshire train crash
on Wednesday morning.The family of motorist Brett McCullough said he was ldquo;the very acceptable and loving human being we’ve ever understood ”.A union official said Donald Dinnie was “an amazing individual ” although the family of Christopher Stuchbury from Aberdeen also paid tribute to the 62-year-old who volunteered in a palliative care unit.The 3 men were killed after the 6.38am Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street ScotRail service left the paths south of Stonehaven on Wednesday.McCullough leaves wife Stephanie and three kids.His family said in a statement: “Words can’t describe the completely devastating impact of Brett’s death on his loved ones members and friends.“We’ve lost an excellent husband, dad and son in the most dreadful of situation. Brett was the very acceptable and loving human being we’ve ever known and his passing leaves a massive void in all our lifetimes.&ldquoWe would like to thank the emergency services to their heroic efforts in assisting everyone affected by this tragedy and also for all of the messages of support and condolence we’ve received. ”McCullough, who worked in ScotRail’s Aberdeen depot and lived close to the crash site, was a former gas engineer who had been a train driver for seven decades.Initially from Bromley, Kent, he transferred to Aberdeenshire to marry his wife.
The 3 people who perished at the derailment episode have been formally identified and could be termed as Brett McCullough (45) – Notebook; Donald Dinnie (58) – Conductor; Christopher Stuchbury (62) – Passenger. More in: https://t.co/vrZwnjGW9Mpic.twitter.com/wWoPzWd2Hc— Police Scotland (@policescotland) August 13, 2020
Kevin Lindsay, Aslef’s organiser in Scotland said McCullough was servicing the gas boiler of an Aberdeen train driver once they started chatting about the project and he decided to combine the railways.He said: ldquo;He was a dedicated train driver, who loved his job, and was quite popular in the depot with his coworkers.“He was also a dedicated family man who adored his wife and kids — two girls and a boy. Brett believed the world of the loved ones, and all of us thought the world of him. ”The family of Dinnie also said: ldquo;As a family we’re devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Donald, a loving and joyful dad, son, partner, brother, uncle and friend.“No words could describe how much he will be missed by all and there’ll always be a missing piece in our hearts.“It is so heart warming to see just how many people have fond memories of Donald and I am sure they have lots of happy and funny stories to tell.“He was a kind, caring and genuine person who was never found without a smile on his face. We understand he’ll be deeply missed by all.“Together we invite each and every one of you for your kind words and condolences but we kindly ask now that we’ve got the chance to grieve privately as a family. ”Lindsay reported the thoughts of his coworkers are with the families of McCullough and Dinnie, as did RMT senior assistant general secretary Mick Lynch.Lynch said: “On behalf of this union that I want to send condolences, support and solidarity to Donald Dinnie’s family, friends and coworkers.“It is absolutely obvious that he was much loved and highly respected by all who knew him and his death is a tragedy that has shocked our entire sector.“Donald’s branch, Aberdeen 1, have told me that he was an amazing person. “Lots understood Donald for most of his railroad career as a driver and a guard. He was very much a family man and a respected, active and proud member of the RMT. The family of Stuchbury said he enjoyed volunteering in his spare time in Roxburghe House, a specialist palliative care unit run by NHS Grampian“He volunteered at Roxburghe House in Aberdeen during his spare time that he thoroughly enjoyed performing.“We are devastated by his death and we request privacy at this challenging moment as we come to terms with our loss. ”Related… Climate Change A Factor In Aberdeenshire Train Crash, Suggests Scottish Transport Secretary Three Dead And Six Taken To Hospital After Train Derails In Aberdeenshire