Railways have always been in my blood. My maternal grandfather worked at Springs Branch Loco Depot, Wigan, and my Paternal Great-grandfather worked at Crewe Works. I actually used to travel by train to school in the 1970's for a period of seven years. I was into train spotting at this time and travelled all over England by train. I have set myself the traget of travelling over every passenger line in the British Rail network by the end of 2012. In fact I have never lived more than a mile away from a railway line!
For the past two years I have been writing extensively on Britain's railways. This is partly through my railway website, "Branch Line Britain" and through writing for various railway magazines including Railway Magazine, Traction and Railways Illustrated.
Here is a link to my railways website:-