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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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Christmas upgrade for railway track near York

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

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Network Rail publishes a guide to help autistic people travel by train

Network Rail has produced a guide in partnership with the National Autistic…

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Engineering work at Salisbury planned for Saturday, 18 December

Train services through Salisbury will be disrupted on 18 December, when engineers…

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Air quality at five Greater Anglia railway stations is being monitored

Air quality at stations on the Greater Anglia network have become part…

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Network Rail helps tackle period poverty with free sanitary products at Leeds station

Network Rail is playing its part in helping to tackle period poverty…

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c2c trainee follows in her father’s footsteps to become train driver

A driver training programme run by c2c has resulted in one graduate…

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Vital improvement work to begin on Paisley railway bridge

In early 2022 Network Rail is to carry out a vital £1.4…

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Avanti West Coast becomes first train operator with an accessibility-accredited website

Avanti West Coast is the first train operator for its website to…

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Two unique trains complete major improvements of railway lines in Dorset and Wiltshire

Network Rail engineers have used two unique trains to complete major improvements…

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Birmingham’s homeless to enjoy free meal at New Street station on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve Birmingham’s homeless will be able to enjoy a takeaway…

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