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He hasescorted a countless number of people throughout the streets of downtown Macon. Now, he ishanging up his conductor hat, and parking his trolley for good.

Willie Nesbitt is retiring from his longtime position of managing trolley operations for NewTown Macon.

Nesbitt says he got his start in the touring business 30 years ago with the Macon Transit Authority. He later retired from there, and began driving trolleys for NewTown Macon.

The board of directors for NewTown thanked Nesbitt for his service with a commemorative picture.

Mayor Robert Reichert presented a proclamation namingJune 12, 2013"Willie Nesbitt Day."

"I want to leave and I don't want to leave. It's a hurting situation to leave. Especially, when you've done something that you love to do," said Nesbitt.

Nesbitt says he expects forhis retirement to be peaceful, andallowhim plenty of quiet time. As for the trolleys at NewTown Macon,he says he hopes they willoperateforever.