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I was born in 1958 in Cardiff.
I was brought up in Barry very close to the entrance to the docks and only about 200 yards from Dai Woodhams scrapyard. I used to play in the scrapyard, often running from one end to the other on top of the rows of covered vans, something I don't recommend.
I served 12 years in the R.A.F. and 5.5 years in the M.O.D. before being made redundant in 2003. I now work for Networkrail as a relief crossing keeper at St. Fagans 4 miles west from Cardiff general station on the south Wales mainline.
I started taking an interest in railway photography in 1987, when I met the late Brian Miller from Barry. I started to take photos in black and white, only taking colour rarely. Now I take in both black and white whenever possible, using a Mamiya 645 for black and white and a Minolta dynax pro 7 for 35mm colour.
I have been buying negatives since 1987, and in 2003 I managed to buy John (J.A.M.) VAUGHAN'S collection of 55,000 black and white negatives. I also have Brian Millers collection of diesels, some negs from doctor Ian Cameron Allen, and some of Colin J Marsden's negs.
I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOOD QUALITY RAILWAY NEGATIVES.
MY INTEREST IS ONLY IN THE GWR AND I DO NOT COLLECT SOUTHERN, LMS, LNER OR BR STANDARD NEGS.
MY MAIN INTEREST IS GWR RAILCARS, STEMING FROM WORKING ON RAILCAR 22 AT DIDCOT 1986-7. I HAVE SINCE HIRED 22 FOR THE DAY TO DRIVE AT DIDCOT. I HAVE BOUGHT A PERSONISED NUMBER PLATE N22GWR BECAUSE OF MY PASSION FOR GWR RAILCARS.