The Taree and District Railway Retirement Club this week honoured retired member Mick Kime.
The annual luncheon, held at the Taree Railway Institute Bowling Club, is an opportunity for members to catch up with old friends who they have not seen for some time.
It was a big roll-up this year with 90 people attending.
Club members came from near and far, some from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the NSW North Coast and Mid North Coast, Hunter, Sydney and South Coast.
The Taree club, which meets annually to celebrate members who have retired in the past 12 months, is the second oldest club in NSW. The Taree club started in 1977.
The oldest railway retirement club in the State is Enfield in Sydney, which started in 1946.
The success of this function is put down to the excellent organising committee which works to keep costs reasonable for members.