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  • Humphrey Platts, the railway photographer

    Humphrey Platts, the railway photographer

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    Nick Pigott meets Humphrey Platts, who began photographing trains just after the Second World War, capturing a fascinating transitional period on the railways.

  • Simon Marsh appointed KESR chairman – 50 years after first role as a volunteer

    Simon Marsh appointed KESR chairman – 50 years after first role as a volunteer

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    By Geoff Courtney RETIRED civil servant Simon Marsh has been appointed chairman of the Kent & East Sussex Railway (KESR) , nearly 50 years after he started volunteering in the railway’s souvenir shop. The 61-year-old, who lives in Sandwich with his wife Sandra, a priest, has had an interest in railways since his earliest days.…

  • Two weeks on and the tills ring at Stoneleigh

    Two weeks on and the tills ring at Stoneleigh

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    Just two weeks after GW Railwayana achieved a world record £64,500 for a nameplate from LNER No. 60103 Flying Scotsman, as reported in last month’s issue, the tills were also ringing at Great Central’s December 1 sale at Stoneleigh Park, with the top five realisations achieving a combined £142,200 before the addition of buyer’s premium.…

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