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Junee send off

May 26, 2022retirement Update

Junee; Wiradjuri land and an iconic and proud NSW Railway town steeped in Locomotive history since 1878. And what better way to celebrate that proud history then by honouring our retired RTBU members with a collective 332 working years shared between just seven of them.

On Sunday the 15th May the Locomotive Division attended the Junee Bowling Club to farewell retires:

Laurie Smith – 52 years
Ian Lucas – 51 years
Bruce Vivian – 50 years
Steve Masters – 47 years
Bruce Wooten – 45 years
Paul Armour – 45 years
Robert Maher – 42 years

Their lengthy service to the rail industry, and commitment to the Locomotive Division and its predecessors, is an amazing accomplishment. Throughout their extensive careers, these members were part of actions that directly improved the working lives of rail workers and Union Members, and we thank them for it.

Nibblies and a few ales amongst friends mixed in with many a yarn and tall tale is what made the day extra special.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our retirees and wish them all the very best in their retirement.

Special callout to Clinton Hackett who organised the day and to Peter Maskill who graciously supplied the photographs for this article.