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RichardB
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In a word, Athers, no. Just a life-long interest in railways, which is a spin-off from a passion for steam engines that started before I can even remember. I’m a nerd, basically. Though not an anorak: I was never a trainspotter, and collecting numbers seems a pointless exercise to me. Though if you were to ask me about the technical workings of a steam locomotive I could bore you for as long as you could stand it.

The nearest thing to a connection is that my father grew up near the main Great Western engine shed (Canton) in Cardiff, and used to watch the trains go by when he was a boy. My autistic son is also very heavily into railways, though not technically like me. I think he may carry a map of the entire British railway network in his head. Maybe it’s in the blood…