Transport: Storm Over Gwilliams

At historic Euston Station in London the London Midland and Scottish Railway has been celebrating its 100th anniversary. But the life of the party has not been punctilious Chairman Josiah Charles, Earon Stamp of Shortlands, G.C.B., G.B.E., K.B.E., C.B.E., nor the still-puffing 100-year-old locomotive Lion. It has been a pursy, 63-year-old Welshman, Traveling Ticket Collector Albert Gwilliams.

Nearing retirement age, Gwilliams has lately been pocketing the five pence ha'penny a week he used to pay as dues to the National Union of Railwaymen. Because he failed to pay up, the union dropped him....