The following appeared in Live Steam Magazine, April 1972:
- Robert Elsea of Wheatridge, Colorado, passed away on January 14, 1972.
- Bob was a charter member and officer of the old Rocky Mountain Live Steamers club and was an expert model builder.
- His interests included stationary engines, traction engines and locomotives and he will be greatly missed by his many friends in the United States and in Canada.
- John W. Adams