ORLANDO, Fla. --
In 1969, man first landed on the moon, there was a concert called Woodstock, and a man named George Britton was hired to run the railroad at Walt Disney World.
He's the only one who ever has. But all good things must come to an end, and for Britton, Thursday was the end of the line, WESH 2 News reported.
Every seven minutes, all day long, a train pulls into the station at Walt Disney World. But one trip on Thursday morning was one that Britton will never forget because it was his last.
"I'm an old roughneck and when you see people gather round and hug you with tears sending you off, am I that great that I would deserve that kind of honor?" he said.
Two years before Disney World opened, George was hired to restore discarded, turn-of-the-century steam engines. The day the park opened, they were pristine condition, and they still are today.