It is with regret for us, but with great pleasure for the man involved, that I note tonight's SU-100(9/27) and Wednesday's SU-99 will be the retirement run of one of the NYS&W's veterans, Jim Ferrell. Jim started out with Conrail, but came to the NYS&W in the 1980's with the start up of the Sea-Land stack trains. He has been a fixture on the road trains for many years, and anyone that knows/knew or simply ran into him can attest to the fact that he was a class act. A true gentleman, he was a damn good engineer, but more importantly, anyone who saw him in the cab of a locomotive was almost always greeted with a wave and a smile. He has earned his rest, and I personally feel blessed for having known him for many years. I hope he gets the chance to enjoy his retirement for many years.
I know I'm getting old... My insurance company sent me only half a calendar this year!