I was saddened to hear of the death of a true Christchurch Trammie, Trevor Craib. He was with the city tramway almost from its beginning in 1995. I always enjoyed working with him. His chatty commentary consistently created a convivial atmosphere. He learned how to greet visitors in their own languages – even some obscure Arabic greetings I would never get my tongue around. As a long-time member of the Tramway Historical Society, he dedicated considerable time tracking down South Island tram wrecks, as far away as Southland, and transporting them to Ferrymead Heritage Park for eventual restoration. In a real sense he dedicated a worthy slice of his life to the rebirth of heritage tramways. His life will be commemorated at the John Rhind Chapel, corner London Street and Whitmore Street, Christchurch, at 10 am Wednesday (tomorrow).