Neville Royce, from Bicester who works at Chiltern Railways celebrated 40 years working on the railway on Tuesday, 10 August. To mark this achievement there was a surprise presentation for him attended by his family and colleagues.
Adrian Shooter CBE presented him with a certificate, an engraved whistle and a model bubble car. Neville’s wife, Glynis was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
Five generation of Royce’s have worked on the railway. Neville’s great-grandfather and grandfather worked on the railway, his father worked at Oxford station and now his son, Martyn plans timetables at Chiltern Railways.
Neville said: “I’m proud to work in the railway for 40 years and be part of this fine tradition for so long. I had no idea that I would receive such a lovely surprise.”