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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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Line between Edinburgh and Dundee/Aberdeen to close for the next two weekends

The line between Edinburgh and Dundee/Aberdeen will be closed on 19/20 and…

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School children persuade Network Rail to improve level crossing in North Wales

Following a suggestion by safety-conscious pupils at a school in Harlech, Network…

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Music Legend unveils artwork celebrating village’s heritage at Cheshire station

Murals have been unveiled by music legend Peter Hook at Alderley Edge…

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HS2 opens huge factory to construct parts for UK’s longest railway bridge

The UK’s longest railway bridge is being built to carry HS2 2.1…

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Siemens Mobility overhauls 1000th bogie at Lincoln Bogie Service Centre

Siemens Mobility’s Bogie Service Centre has completed the overhaul of its 1000th…

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Train services in Scotland to end early today due to Storm Dudley

Some train services in Scotland will cease running early on 16th February…

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Voting opens to name for Severn Valley Railway’s purple steam locomotive

The Severn Valley Railway plans to rename 34027 Taw Valley to commemorate…

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Nottingham Heritage Railway’s A60 bridge appeal raises £30,000 in two weeks

Just two weeks after Nottingham Heritage Railway launched an appeal to raise…

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Hitachi to supply 14 new trains to Genoa

Hitachi Rail has recently signed a €70 million agreement to supply the…

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Northern Trains encourages Generation X to join its apprenticeship scheme

During National Apprenticeship Week from 7th to 13th February, Northern Trains has…

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