Jim Hamre (left) and Zack Willhoite.

Jim Hamre (left) and Zack Willhoite.

Train enthusiasts killed in derailment were excited for ride

Zack Willhoite, 35, and Jim Hamre, 61, were devoted railroad nerds.

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