I'd like to convey a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Tom. He is retiring as an engineer with the New Jersey Transit railroad, with today being his last day. Well done, Tom!
Since a boy, I have always looked up to locomotive engineers and still do in my mid-seventies. What an interesting railroading career he has to look back on and imagine the stories he could tell. Tom is also a master modeler and has shown us time and again his talent and expertise in assembling/modifying, refinishing, and lettering locomotives and freight cars. If I had a fraction of his talent, I'd be happy. We are fortunate to have him as a member here and for the contributions he has made and continues to make on this forum.
So nice work, Tom, and may you enjoy a happy and satisfying retirement.