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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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Torquay railway bridge to be closed for an extra month

A bridge over the railway line at Torquay in Devon is expected…

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Railway charities to provide free will writing service

Two leading railway charities are offering everyone in the rail industry the…

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c2c named as Britain’s best rail service by passengers

According to the latest research from Transport Focus, passengers on c2c are…

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Alstom delivers final locomotive of a contract for 40 to Azerbaijan

Alstom has delivered the final Prima T8 AZ8A heavy freight locomotive of…

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway prepares for April opening

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs from Pickering to Grosmont, is…

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Update on 1014 County of Glamorgan Project progress

The 1014 GWR County Project has issued its latest update on progress…

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Avanti West Coast renames line through Cumbria “West Coast Marmalade Line”

Avanti West Coast renames its route through Cumbria the “West Coast Marmalade…

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Chance to drive North Norfolk Railway’s flagship steam locomotive

Visitors to the North Norfolk Railway on 19th February have the chance…

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Work progresses on rebuilding Ty Dwr on the Talyllyn Railway

In 2018 the Talyllyn Railway announced that it would be reinstating the…

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Bristol area train service disruptions from 19 to 27 February

Trains between Bristol Temple Meads, Severn Beach, and Filton Abbey Wood will…

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