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I am an author, journalist, and photographer, based in Cumbria. My passion is railways, and I have spent seven years as a volunteer train guard at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, which runs through the fantastic scenery of the English Lake District, during which time I have amassed an archive of over 15,000 photos.

I also write articles for various publications, including the journal of the Cumbrian Railways Association,, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society's quarterly magazine and the Egremont Today.

I graduated with a First Class degree in English Language & Creative Writing from York St John University. I have also co-authored a book, The Ratty Album Volume 3, with David Jenner, which was released in April 2011, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of railway preservation at Ravenglass.

Eliot Andersen