A man who has been working at Waterloo station for almost 60 years has been shortlisted for a National Rail award in recognition of the impressive longevity of his career.
Jeffery Fry joined the railway in 1961, and so enjoys the distinction of being employee number 000001 – the longest-serving employee anywhere on the South Western Railway route.
On Wednesday, August 7 Jeff marked 58 years since he started his career on the railway.
And the long-standing Waterloo employee, who is now a meet-and-greet host at the station, has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Personal Contribution category at the National Rail Awards.
“It was such a nice surprise to be nominated,” he said.
But he is not giving up work anytime soon, adding: “I’m honoured and very much looking forward to many more years working on the railway with my customers at Waterloo.”