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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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Prince Charles views Britain’s green trains of the future

Prince Charles learns about rail's contribution to sustainability and views both a…

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Southern to close Rye ahead of Bonfire Night celebrations

Rye station will be closed from 3pm on Saturday, 13 November in…

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Public see rail as green but many still use cars – Network Rail survey finds

According to a national survey carried out by Network Rail, most of…

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Comedian Bill Bailey visits LNER’s Azuma Living Wall to promote sustainable transport

Bill Bailey, who is passionate about conservation and environmental issues, has visited…

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Kent & East Sussex Railway to hold an act of Remembrance at Bodiam station on 11 November

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is to hold an act of…

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Northern line’s Bank branch between Kennington and Moorgate to be closed for 17 weeks

The Northern line’s Bank branch is to be closed between Kennington and…

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Man racially abused on train in South London

On 5 October a man was racially abused while travelling to Bromley…

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Hackney Council collaborates with Network Rail for a Windrush art exhibition

An exhibition documenting the heritage of the area's African and Caribbean communities…

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Update on progess constructing new-build loco for the Corris Railway

Update on the construction of new-build 0-4-2 saddle tank Falcon being constructed…

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