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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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PAW-SOME! SWR relents so George the dog can return to Horsley station

After stopping a staff member at Horsley station to stop taking his…

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Christmas railway work in Midlands and North-West planned to minimise passenger disruption

Essential improvement work in the Midlands and North West has been planned…

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Watch: Flythrough of new Merseyrail station at Kirkby

A new station is to be built at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby,…

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GWR’s December timetable changes reinstate half-hourly London to South Wales services

Great Western Railway (GWR) is set to resume half-hourly services between London…

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Track works at Bishops Stortford set to cause disruption in East Anglia from January

Engineering works at Bishops Stortford will affect passengers during some weekends from…

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Rail improvements disrupting west Cornwall trains

Train services in west Cornwall will be whilst Network Rail carries out…

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Alstom to supply battery-powered trains to Dublin

Alstom has signed an agreement to supply up to 750 new X’trapolis…

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Railway staff rescue legally-protected great crested newts in Worcestershire

Railway workers in Worcestershire have rescued two great crested newts while clearing out…

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Network Rail wins Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative’s Disability Confident Award

Network Rail has been announced as the winner of this year’s Recruitment…

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Christmas upgrade for railway track near York

While most of us will be enjoying Christmas festivities, Network Rail teams…

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