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Roger Smith

I have had a life-long interest in railways, growing up just a few yards from the complex of sidings at Gloucester docks. My interest continued when I left school and joined the signal department of British Railways. I am a member of the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society and am a proof-reader for the society’s monthly magazine, the Railway Observer. I am also a keen photographer, and have had a number of railway photographs published.
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Welsh heritage railway receives £60,000 grants

The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway has been awarded grants totalling £60,000…

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Spectacular Italian cars to be on view at the Severn Valley Railway

Europe will come to the Severn Valley Railway at the end of…

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Tyneside football club helps Metro celebrate 40th anniversary

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, South Tyneside’s Metro line is partnering with…

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Yorkshire railway announces partner to convert steam locomotive to oil burning

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is to convert former War Department 2-10-0…

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Kent heritage railway to celebrate 50th anniversary with first Diesel Gala in 14 years

To celebrate the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary, this weekend…

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Illegally claiming train ticket refunds earns Yorkshire fraudster 22 months in jail

A man who illegally claimed refunds for unused train tickets and defrauded…

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Cornwall model railway shop announces exclusive railway wagon liveries

Cornwall model shop announces exclusive OO-gauge wagon.

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Agreement reached to start £1.1bn York Central regeneration

Agreement reached to start York Central regeneration.

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May rail tours have a “Star Wars” theme

Branch Line Society adopts Star Wars theme for rail tours.

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Travel advice for the Grand National Festival

A number of tips have been issued for racegoers travelling through Liverpool…

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