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Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, is (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, is photographed at home in Hyde Park with part of his model train collection. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Metro-North workers leave with talent, experience

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad heavy-equipment operator who has worked on large projects repairing track damages following storms and disasters, is one of the many workers who will be retiring from the MTA within a month. Flynn has been collecting model trains since the 1970s, and has a room in his Hyde Park home devoted to his hobby, where he'll spend much of his time after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, is
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, is photographed at home in Hyde Park with part of his model train collection. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, shows
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, shows photos at his Hyde Park home from when his crew repaired a stretch of railroad line damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby of building model trains after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, is
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Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, is seen in a photo from when his crew repaired a 14-mile stretch of railroad line damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby of building model trains after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

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Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, displays
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, displays a photo of his grandfather who was a railroad worker, at his home in Hyde Park among his model train collection. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, devotes
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, devotes a room at his home in Hyde Park to his model train collection. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, devotes
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, devotes a room at his home in Hyde Park to his model train collection. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, devotes
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Pat Flynn, a retiring Metro-North Railroad employee, devotes a room at his home in Hyde Park to his model train collection. Flynn, a heavy equipment operator, plans to spend much more time on his hobby after retiring. (April 12, 2013)

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