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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Local Author & the Railways

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Milford on Sea resident, Peter Tatlow is a local author with a history and more than a keen interest in British railways.

So keen in fact, that he has just published his fifteenth railway related book entitled: The Dingwall & Skye Railway.

Peter was born during the age of the ‘Big Four’ Great Western Railway (GWR), London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Southern Railway (SR), and some of his earliest memories are of journeys undertaken during World War II.

Following military service in the Royal Engineers, he joined the Chief Civil Engineer’s Department of the Southern Region of British Railways. 

He left British Railways over ten years later having qualified as a chartered civil engineer and then worked on the design and construction of bridges, in both the United Kingdom and overseas. 

He is now retired from full-time employment. He has two boys who and two grandchildren. He and his wife moved to Milford on Sea nearly ten years ago, since when we have been active members of All Saints Church and the Probus Club of the New Forest. He has, however, recently been widowed. 

An interest in railways and railway modelling has been his main pastime since he can remember. This has led to his writing numerous articles in the prototype and model railway press and in specialist journals on a wide range of subjects. 

Over the past forty years he has had fifteen books published, dealing with carriages and wagons, the Highland Railway, railway accidents and the dispersal of troops following the evacuation of Dunkirk. 

Peter's book 'The Dingwall & Skye Railway' can be ordered from a local bookseller, or contact the publisher Crecy Publishing Ltd at

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