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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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Lake District town added as a virtual railway station to journey planners

Avanti West Coast and Stagecoach have launched an integrated rail and bus…

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Operator seeks new train drivers in new London and Kent recruitment drive

Southeastern looks to recruit for over 600 roles

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Romanian electric locomotive now available for Train Simulator

Dovetail Games has announced a Class 47 CFR electric locomotive from Romanian…

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East Sussex railway makes investment towards steam locomotive restoration

The 4253 Locomotive Compan has welcomed the announcement that the Rother Valley…

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Musician combines trombone practice with volunteering on Welsh railway

Jazz musician has ideal work-life balance as a volunteer signaller.

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Elizabethan house in West Sussex to stage a nostalgic steam rally

West Sussex steam and vintage rally will raise money for charity.

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Southeastern offers leave for staff who become kinship carers

Southeastern is the first train operator to offer leave to kinship carers…

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Repaint for Gloucestershire-based locomotive

Class 04 repainted into BR green at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway .

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Mainline steam locomotive builders meet for fifth meeting

The Main Line Steam Builders Group recently held their fifth meeting to…

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Northern gives Carers 25% off train tickets

Northern has issued a reminder to carers that until 16 June, they…

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