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John Manning's retirement party thrown by the one and only Joe Dryer on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the
Seaview Country Club in West Warwick,
Rhode Island.
A great day for a great guy!

   Master of Ceremonies Joe Dryer 

Here's a table full of railroad talent. Mr. Jack Springer, former Agent, Operator and Train Dispatcher for the New York Central sits on the left, next to him is his son John, a New Haven based Locomotive Engineer, next to John is Conductor Moe Burke (a former Agent/Operator himself) and on the right is the legend of ol' New Haven East, Tower Operator Vinny Timmins.

More CTEC talent! Ben Perry on the left, next to him his the man from all railroads Billy Thatcher, next to him his former voice of the Main Line Desk Bill Millazzo and on the far right is Mr Groton Tower himself Mike Irish.

The man of the hour, John Manning, on the right, with John Springer.

Three of the best - John Manning, who hired out as a car knocker at Dover Street Yard and finished off his career as "The Boston Chief" with Jimmy and Ben.
(Photos by Moe Burke)

"Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. "
Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972)

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