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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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Train operator LNER aims to inspire tomorrow’s talent

LNER is investing in communities along its route through its Tomorrow’s Talent…

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East Anglian Railway Museum adds Class 317 DTSO to its collection

East Anglian Railway Museum adds a Class 317 driving vehicle to its…

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Northern offers discounted rail travel to help jobseekers back to work

Rail operator Northern is offering jobseekers a discount card giving 50% off…

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Work starts on building new Inverness Airport railway station

Work has started on a new station adjacent to Inverness Airport on…

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Railway line between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings to close for seven days

The Tunbridge Wells to Hastings line will be closed for seven days…

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Paul McKenna features in free digital resource that will keep people entertained and mindful whilst commuting

A new resource, the “Commuter Club”, will keep commuters entertained and mindful,…

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Alstom wins 130 million euros order to supply 37 trams to France

Alstom has been awarded an order worth around 130 million euros for…

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Life-saving defibrillators to be fitted at every Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink station

All 238 stations on the Great Northern, Southern, and Thameslink rail networks…

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Railway memorabilia to be auctioned for charity

Record producer Pete Waterman, Avanti West Coast, and Alstom have joined forces…

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Manchester Piccadilly-based Northern rail engineer completes 50 years railway service

Northern rail engineer Craig Neild is celebrating 50 years of railway service.

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