About Alan

Alan Drewett was born in 1962 – just as the last vehicles were rolling out of GRCW and the final Gloster Javelins leaving Hucclecote for RAF service. By the time that British Railways Western Region  said “Farewell To Steam” in 1965 his transport  ancestry – Westinghouse Brake & Signal and Great  Western Railway on his father’s side and cars and farming on his mother’s – was evident and he  has been interested in transport and engineering ever since. After attending Infant, Junior and Secondary  Schools in Churchdown during the NASA Apollo years and the rundown of the BR (WR) diesel hydraulic fleet, he then read History and Media Studies at St John’s  College York as InterCity 125s supplanted the mighty Deltics on the East Coast Main Line. Since 1984 he has travelled around Europe and written extensively on transport topics for local, regional and national media.

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