I will always remember the warm welcome John gave me when I joined the RSSB and how we talked about his time at Doncaster Plant where he work with my Dad. He laughed, as he started his career with Hibberd Snr and was now finishing his career with Hibberd Jnr. It was an absolute pleasure to work and learn from him and only last month a member was asking after him, as he’d really helped shape their engineering processes in the UK and clearly left a lasting impression. I’ll miss popping into the Thorne HQ to talk old railway engineering, cars and bikes over a cuppa in the garden. Rest in peace John. With condolences, Phil Hibberd and family.