Bill Loubsky
Click to expand thumbnails
John Schneider & Bill
John Schneider

& Bill

Bill at the
Bill on one of many BTO Convention Trains
Bill on one of many BTO Convention
train tours

Joe Hylva & Bill

Joe Hylva & Bill

Bill's got Trains
Havin' Fun - Watchin' Trains

Among his many Talents, Bill spoke fluent Spanish

Among other things, Bill spoke fluent Spanish

Bill loved people, trains and a bargain

Bill loved people, trains
and a bargain

David Stachnik & Bill
David Stachnik
& Bill
Bill & Croms
Bill & Croms
Bill is incognito

Bill's incognito 
Bob DiPietro, Karen DiBlasi & Bill 
Bob DiPietro, Karen DiBlasi & Bill

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of long-time BTO Member William Loubsky. 
Bill was called home the morning of April 25 2022. 

Until the recent convention in Cleveland, he could always be seen next to his tables in the Dealers’ Hall selling LGB collectables and the newest and most eye-catching LGB locomotives.   

Through his company, Jamie’s Collectables, he always donated gifts to the Club for our Convention giveaways and goodie-bags.  Who could forget the Santa Fe Convention, when the banquet needed to be kick-started, Bill joined the Mariachi Band in a rousing rendition of Cielito Lindo.  It took the excitement in the room up to a whole new level.   

Most people knew Bill as a “train guy” and never realized that he was a true rocket scientist.  He traveled the world doing research on rocket propulsion systems.  He was also fluent in Spanish.  And if you ever needed an expert on Beanie Babies or Barbie Dolls, at one time or another Bill was the guy to go to.   

Bill Loubsky was one unique individual and a friend to so many.  A friend who will truly be missed.

David Stachnik

Havin' Fun, Runnin' Trains


© Copyright 2005-2024 Big Train Operator Club
™ All manufacturer trademarks are property of their respective owners

Comments regarding this web site should be directed to