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Title: Don Buckley, 68 years at Waterloo
Post by: grahame on June 03, 2021, 05:18:25 am
From The Standard (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/waterloo-station-don-buckley-retirement-south-western-railway-b938425.html)

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Britain’s longest serving railway worker is hanging up his whistle and high-vis jacket after almost seven decades of service.

Don Buckley, 82, is retiring from South Western Railway at London Waterloo station where he began his career in a twist of fate in 1953.

Over the years, he has witnessed the last steam train leave Waterloo in 1967 and the closure of the station’s very own cinema in 1970.

Most recently, Don worked three shifts per week helping visually impaired and disabled passengers and sharing expert tips with tourists.

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Thank you, Don, for so many years helping passengers making their journeys.



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