Born in Burghclere on 10 January 1922. Educated at public shool and Hertford College Oxford. Graduated in 1942 and served in North Africa during WW2. Author of several books on luxury railway travel and on Benjamin Britten and Stanley Spencer. Acted as chauffeur for Britten and Pears. Moved to Findochty with his wife and died in a nursing home in Cullen on 12 July 2010 (obituary in The Scotsman). There is a self-published autobigraphy: An unexpected life. KPJ accepts that this was a major gap in steamindex.
Gone with regret: recollections of the Great Western Railway 1922-47. Lambarde Press, 1964. 193pp
Don't knock the Southern. Leicester: Midland, 1993.
Yatakli-vagon : Turkish steam travel with Vincent Kelly.
Night Ferry : a tribute to Britain's only international through train, 1936-1980. with Gary Buchanan. St. Martin: Jersey Artists, 1985.
Hof steam : one of the world's fastest .St Martin Jersey, C.I. : Jersey Artists Ltd, 1972.
Steam over Switzerland Jersey. St Martin, Jersey, C.I. : Jersey Artists Ltd, 1973.
Grand European expresses : the story of the Wagons-Lits. Allen & Unwin, 1962. 259p
The history of Wagons-Lits, 1875-1955. Modern Transport Publishing Co, 1959. 33pp
Pullman in Europe. Ian Allan, 1962.
Railway holiday in France. David & Charles; Macdonald & Co, 1964. 189pp
Railway holiday in Switzerland. David & Charles; Macdonald & Co, 1965. 182pp
History of trains de luxe. Glossop: Transport Publishing, c1977. 232pp
An unexpected life. Buckie: Author, 2007.
Features Benjamin Britten and Stanley Spencer