02-25-05 – A 35 year veteran railroad engineer is calling it quits. Jim Woods of Whitesboro is retiring from Burlington Northern Santa Fe. After putting in 12 to 16 hours a day for three and a half decades, he says he has reached the end and now finally has a chance to relax.
The job has required Woods to spend dangerous hours in grueling conditions away from the ones he loves.
After celebrating his retirement with two parties, one from fellow workers and the other from family, Woods plans on a lot of traveling and fishing with his new free time.