Ted King did his National Service in the Isle of Wight where he passed his driving test learning to drive lorries.
After completing his National Service, Ted joined British Railways at Watford Locomotive Shed based at Watford Junction. He spent over 40 years on the railway, progressing from Engine Cleaner to Fireman and then passing his driving test to drive Steam Engines, Diesel Locomotives and Railcars, Third-Rail Electric Trains and eventually mainline Electric Trains.
Living in Bedmond near Kings Langley, one of Ted's pastimes was making concrete garden ornaments, mainly gnomes and small animals, a craft which he learnt from his father. He enjoyed making ornaments for most of his life, often selling them at markets and car boot sales.
He also liked cycling and going to Bingo 2 or 3 times a week.
Ted had one daughter and three grandchildren whom he spent most days with and loved to walk their dog round the local Bedmond woods.
He enjoyed his railway job very much and after his retirement still enjoyed meeting up with his old work friends for days out.