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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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Solar-powered weather stations installed on West Coast Main Line

Network Rail has installed 60 solar-powered weather stations along the West Coast…

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Historic documents and postcards found during Stirling station renovation work

During work to renew the roof at Stirling station a historic collection…

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Mid Norfolk Railway’s programme of events for 2022 revealed

The Mid Norfolk Railway 2022 programme includes a mixture of running days…

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Alstom awarded Egypt’s largest metro rolling stock contract for Cairo Metro

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 55 nine-car trains and…

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UK’s first hydrogen train fleet to be supplied by Alsthom and Eversholt Rail

Alstom and Eversholt Rail sign an agreement for UK’s first hydrogen train…

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Improvements to the Southampton to Bournemouth line completed on time

Over 100 engineers working at multiple locations on the Southampton to Bournemouth…

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Timber replacement on Manea railway bridges improves journeys between Ely and Peterborough

Network Rail has replaced wheel timbers on railway bridges near Manea and…

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TransPennine Express to trial a battery hybrid train

Hitachi Rail, Angel Trains, and TPE to convert a ‘Nova 1’ train…

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Class 92 electric locomotive named by GB Railfreight at COP26

92020 named Billy Stirling during ‘Let’s Talk about Rail Freight’ day at…

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“Think in threes” – a reminder for rail passengers visiting the Manchester Christmas Markets

Network Rail advises travellers visiting Manchester's Christmas Markets to follow three tips…

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