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After 60 years, Jim hits the tracks for one last hoorah

Jun 25, 2012News

Taree CountryLink driver Jim Sinclair was sent off on one last trip last Saturday before heading off on a well-earned retirement after 60 years on the job.

Jim’s farewell ride coincided with the Lachlan Valley Railway’s North Coast Tour. Unfortunately the planned engine 3237 failed, so a diesel was used in its place.

Jim, who started on the railways in 1952, was also presented with his 30 years union membership plaque at a ceremony after the farewell ride.

Loco Division Secretary Bob Hayden said Jim is a true credit to the industry.

“60 years on the job has got to be a record,” Bob Hayden said.

“We all wish Jim the very best for his retirement and thank him for his continuous union membership, commitment and professionalism to the job over all his years on the railways.”

Jim Sinclair on his farewell tour. Photo provided by John Mountney

Loco Division Delegates Craig Stevens, Robert Lougher and Peter Carr present Jim Sinclair with his plaque for 30 years membership