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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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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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VR Group of Finland begins test runs of Stadler diesel locomotives

The first of 60 diesel locomotives that VR Group of Finland has…

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Dean Forest’s donated RRV ready for action

An RRV has recently been donated to the Dean Forest Railway which…

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Work underway to remodel Corris railway station in Mid Wales

Work is underway at the Corris narrow-gauge railway to remodel the track…

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Six new-build projects hold historic meeting with Ricardo Rail

Teams from projects building new steam locomotives met with Ricardo Rail to…

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Cambrian Heritage Railways to feature on TV

A new TV series called ‘The Wonders of the Border’ will feature…

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North Norfolk Railway 2022 events programme announced

North Norfolk Railway has announced plans for 2022 with special events that…

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Australia’s Puffing Billy Railway brings back a unique experience

Australia’s Puffing Billy experience is again running through the magnificent landscapes and…

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SRPS Railtours taking bookings for day trip to Aviemore

On 19th March SRPS Railtours is running a special train to Aviemore…

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