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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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Stadler delivers its first DMU for San Bernardino County Transit Authority

Stadler has delivered the first of three diesel multiple unit trains for…

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Four Class 321 units being converted into express freight trains

Four Class 321 units to be converted by Eversholt Rail and Gemini…

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The Humber Express – a new intermodal service between Immingham and iPort in Doncaster

A new intermodal rail service has started between Immingham and the iPort…

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Rail regulator recommends improvement in procurement of railway signalling

Rail regulator seeks to boost competition, innovation and value for money in…

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Protecting the environment a major factor in Oxford-Bletchley-Milton Keynes line construction

Construction of East West Rail between Bicester, Bletchley, and Milton Keynes should…

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TfN Chief Executive visits the north-east and takes a trip on Tyne & Wear Metro

Martin Tugwell, CEO of Transport for the North, recently met regional transport…

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Glasgow Queen Street railway station has a new cycle hub

A new indoor Cycle Hub which is fully lit and monitored by…

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Bainton Green level crossing in Cambridgeshire being upgraded this weekend.

This weekend, Network Rail will be replacing the automatic level crossing barriers…

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Freightliner accelerates progress towards Net Zero with low emission fuel.

Freightliner is trialling a cleaner, low-carbon fuel to tackle greenhouse gases and…

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Northern Trains looking for community custodians for its Merseyside stations

Northern is seeking to recruit volunteers to act as act as community…

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