Old Andrew - a Memory of Law.
Two station foremen were employed at Law Junction in 1961: a fellow called Guy, and “Old Andrew” who was in charge of me. Unfortunately both their surnames are lost to my memory, and yet, like the alphabet, I still remember the sequence of stations that “Old Andrew” often called out as he went along the platform closing carriage doors: “Uddingston, Newton, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Eglinton Street and Glasgow”. On the late shift “Old Andrew” and I were the only members of staff manning the station. One evening “Old Andrew” pointed to a vacancy in a newspaper for a junior salesperson at a men’s wear shop in Glasgow. “This is a job that would suit you,” he said. I took his advice, applied for the job, and a week later my budding railway career was over.
A memory shared by on Dec 20th, 2013.
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