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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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Branch Line Society to run empty-stock movement as railtour with Class 50 locomotive

The ‘Honeybourne Hoover’ is being run on Friday, 22nd April to Didcot…

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Watford Miniature Railway reopens this Saturday

The Watford Miniature Railway reopens this Saturday, and will then be open…

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GWR issues travel advice for Wales v Scotland Six Nations rugby match at Cardiff

Great Western Railway (GWR) has issued travel advice for fans leaving Cardiff…

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TransPennine Express prepares for RMT strike action

TransPennine Express (TPE) is preparing to mitigate strike action planned by the…

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Trial of tilt meters in Scotland to provide railway with landslip protection

A system of tilt meters to provide early warning of earth movements…

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Brighton Main Line to close for 9 days between Three Bridges, Brighton and Lewes

The Brighton Main Line will be closed for nine days whilst essential…

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Reward offered after Northern train driver injured by brick

“Stop taking risks on the railway" is the message from Northern after…

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Steam Dreams tour to Brooklands for recreation of historic painting

On 17th May, 61306 Mayflower will haul a special train to Brooklands…

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Battlefield Line needs help with major track relaying project

The Battlefield Line is currently undertaking one of the largest track relaying…

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£3m scheme underway to install lifts at Northallerton station

Lifts are being installed at Northallerton station in north Yorkshire in a…

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