On Sunday 8th October ex- Woodford fireman Albert Fennell who fired several times over the SMJ to Broom Junction as well as duties on the GC line, retired from driving on the Great Central Railway. There was a presentation which included framed photographs illustrating his railway career which took place when he joined his loco 78018 at Loughborough. A sizeable crowd of family, friends and well wishers assembled on the platform to see him off. He drove two round trips to Leicester North, the first double heading with BB Pacific '92 Squadron'. Altogether including 12 years at Woodford, 28 years on the GCR, with 32 years driving coaches in between, he has spent over 70 years involved with transport! Two of his brothers, his father and an uncle all worked at Woodford shed.