Bennett, Roger

2000-11-06 in Bristol

train spotting; railway press, railway journalism; Great Western Railway 150th anniversary; childhood; train spotting; Second World War; Castle Class locomotives; engine names; Bath Road Engine Shed; St Philip's Marsh Shed; Weston, Clevedon, Portishead locomotives; Midland trains and locomotives; Barrow Road Shed; St Philip's Station; train journeys, compartments; train spotting rules; collecting fever; engine names; footplate rides; career choice; early work; National Service; last day of steam at Barrow Road; Pullman to London; HST Press trip; Rainhill Trials; Frank Markham; train failure on Lickey Incline; cavalcade of locomotives; Dick Titball; Alan Harrison; radio broadcast from an HST; footplate ride with EWS; Stephen Dent; mail train; British Rail; communication; Charfield accident; Taunton railway fire; Ladbroke Grove; Great Western railway 150th anniversary celebrations; Orient Express to Venice; privatisation; Bob Wall; Great Western Railway, World Heritage Site; Festiniog Railway; East Somerset Railway; Bitton Railway; West Somerset Railway; driving courses; Bodmin & Wenford railway; Flying Scotsman; King George V; National Railway Museum; Didcot; Swindon End. d.o.b. 1935-10-17, Bristol. 3.1496 x 2.8346 x .315 in.


Oral Histories
National Archive of Railway Oral History
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Friends of the National Railway Museum