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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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Train operator Northern in running for three prestigious business awards

Northern is in line for an award for improving diversity and inclusion…

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Barmouth Viaduct reopened after stage two of £30m restoration programme completed

The railway line over the Grade II listed Barmouth Viaduct has reopened…

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Report released after train hits mobility scooter in Cambridgeshire

The RAIB has released a preliminary report into a collision on 9…

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Steam locomotive 6430 to stay at the South Devon Railway until 2025

The South Devon Railway has added Great Western Railway 0-6-0 Pannier Tank…

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Dartmoor Line rewarded for informing people and involving the community

The Dartmoor Line has been rewarded for its work informing people about…

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Somerset and Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton celebrates record-breaking Christmas

The Somerset and Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton is celebrating a successful…

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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway New Year’s Day Steam & Light Festival cancelled

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway has regrettably decided to postpone its opening on…

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ScotRail makes temporary timetable changes because of Covid

ScotRail is to make temporary changes to its timetables from next week…

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Network Rail’s Rail Innovation and Development Centre achieves a major milestone

Network Rail’s purpose-built Rail Innovation and Development Centre reached a major milestone…

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Hull Trains to sponsor Championship Rugby League side, London Broncos

Shirts of the leading rugby league team, London Broncos, will feature the…

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