Friday, December 14, 2012

Robert W. McKnight, 1923-2012

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor
Robert W. McKnight, former editor of Railway Signaling & Communications, a Simmons-Boardman publication, and C&S editor of Railway Age, died Dec. 9. He was 89.

A native of Albion, N.Y., McKnight earned an E.E. degree at Clarkson Institute of Technology and did one year of graduate work in journalism at Syracuse University. He joined Simmons-Boardman in 1951 and remained with the company until 1972, when he left to become editor of The Signalman's Journal, a publication of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.

In 2010, Rochester, N.Y.-based public broadcast station WXXI presented McKnight with the 2010 Associate of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals making "significant contributions in support of WXXI, its broadcasts, and operations."