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I am Very sad to report that Colin Bray passed away Sunday 18th June, Janet his Wife called to say he died of pneumonia with other ailments connected with his condition, Colin was struck down with a respiratory illness around two years ago which severely restricted his movement & energy levels.
Colin was a fireman at Worcester in the 1950s sometimes working with the likes of Doug Blake, was the manager of the John Skellern motor cycle shop in Friar street when the Honda machines first took off, became a British Telecom engineer, played with  jazz bands all around the Country, worked on the Glos & Warks railway as a fireman (he started at the bottom with them as a 72 year old cleaner) and did an excellent presentation of his photographs entitled 'Wanderings of an ex Fireman' to Worcester Locomotive Society members just before his illness took hold in February 2015.
We shall all miss his friendly banter and at 80 years of age he made sure he made the most of his life to the full. we send our deep condolences to his Family at this sad time, Funeral details to follow in due course or watch out for the announcement in the Worcester news.
Chris Wilkinson.
The long-awaited debut of class 230 miltiple unit No.230001 occured on Wednesday 14th June 2017, when the unit worked a test train from Long Marston to Moreton-in-Marsh and Evesham.  Steve Widdowson was at Evesham to photogprah the train as it passed the signal box with train code No.5Z24 from Moreton-in-Marsh.


This site about the railways of Worcestershire is the work of the Malvern Industrial Archaeology Circle (MIAC), formed by members of the Worcester Locomotive Society. For over 40 years we have been documenting the railways of Britain and overseas. An increasing number of individuals and commercial concerns are also making information and photographs available.

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