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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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Railway staff to run London Marathon in aid of Samaritans

Some South Western Railway employees running in this year's London Marathon will…

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Midland Metro tram set for new future

Former Midlands Metro tram to be used for development initiatives.

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Narrow gauge locomotives added to Bachmann’s model railway range

Bachmann Europe has announced a Quarry Hunslet narrow-gauge locomotive as the first…

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Accessibility milestone for Scottish railway station

Work to install the superstructure of a new footbridge and lifts at…

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Repairs to Gloucestershire viaduct shortlisted for national award

Repairs to Stanway Viaduct on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have been…

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Four boring machines now constructing HS2 tunnel under London

A fourth tunnel boring machine (TBM) has started tunnelling underneath London to…

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Edinburgh model shop named as Bachmann Retailer of the Year 2023

Model railway manufacturer Bachmann Europe has presented Scottish retailer Harburn Hobbies with…

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West Yorkshire station building to become a community centre

West Yorkshire group to bring life to old station building.

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New charity partner for Scotland’s Railway

On 12 April, representatives from ScotRail, Network Rail Scotland, and charity Age…

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Battery-powered train service launched in Germany

Germany inaugurates its first battery-powered train.

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