Salvete et vale… I welcome you to the last issue of Modern Railways for which I am editor. It is a landmark for me: much of my adult life has been taken up with the business of getting this magazine before you, the reader, every month. I’ve had a ball: what a privilege, to report on such an interesting industry. For what it is worth, I have been the youngest ever, oldest ever and longest-serving (31 years) editor of this illustrious organ.

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