Retired tropical agriculture specialist, working worldwide, 25 years with Fyffes. Earned a CMILT qualification with a paper on plantation transport. After reading about IRRS in a Continental Railway Circle magazine about 30 years ago, he joined London Area since he lived in Harrow at the time. Main railway interest is Operations in general, having experience managing logistics, sometimes involving railways. Business history in particular, because all rail transport began in order to make money for someone. His favourite Irish railway station: Amiens Street a/k/a Connolly, starting place for many journeys, with something interesting always in progress. His other hobbies/interests are tramways & canals. His most memorable railway journey was on a three-foot gauge railway from the coast up into the mountains of Guatemala behind steam. And one unknown fact or claim to fame? Richard was instrumental in saving some three-foot gauge locomotives from Panama that were used to reopen the railways of Malawi and Mozambique.