Category Archives: AST Personnel

Cedric Lodge – Secretary

Cedric took a BR apprenticeship in mechanical and electrical engineering from 1957 to 1965 before moving into a drawing/technical office. In 1967 he worked as Loco Shedmaster at Goole, managing footplate and maintenance staff together with their fleet of steam locomotives. In the late ’60s he was an engineer at Hull freightliner Terminal being responsible […]

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Chris Corney

Chris is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with thirty years experience on industrial and power generation projects.   He has also held a lifelong interest in railways and steam traction. Chris joined the AST group in 2013 since when he has been regular attender at its meetings and a contributor of ideas and technical suggestions aimed at […]

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David Pawson

Dr David Pawson Dr David Pawson, a retired Group Research Director from a large multinational company and a student of steam locomotive performance, has published a number of papers in which he has made detailed comparisons between test data from the old Rugby and Swindon (steam) locomotive testing plants, and performance predictions from Professor Bill Hall’s Perform and Perwal software packages. Dr Pawson […]

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Iain Jack

Iain Jack Iain Jack has a life-long passion for steam locomotives, first volunteering in the loco dept of the Keighley & Worth Valley Rly at the age of 15, spending 6 years as a fitter/cleaner and assisting in the restoration of ex-Barry locomotives, in particular the BR Standards. After gaining a diploma in Chemical Engineering […]

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Jamie Keyte – Committee Member

Jamie Keyte BSc Mech. Eng. Jamie Keyte comes from the south of England.  From the age of 14 he was an active volunteer on the Mid-Hants Railway (the Watercress Line), eventually becoming Third Man on a footplate crew. After a year’s work experience with BREL Ltd (formerly British Railways Engineering Limited) in Derby, Jamie completed a […]

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Richard Coleby – Auditor and Committee Member

Richard Coleby Richard served an Engineering Apprenticeship at Derby Loco Works in the last years of steam during which he gained an in-depth knowledge of the repair and maintenance of steam locomotives. After completing his apprenticeship, he moved to Hunts Bank in Manchester where he was involved in the day-to-day maintenance of the overhead line […]

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John Duncan

John Duncan John Duncan: ex BR Locomotive Engineer (1948-1994), Locomotive Superintendent K&WVR (1979-1990) and CME to SLOA later MSLOLtd (1993-2002). John started his engineering apprenticeship at Gorton in the days of steam and also worked for a short time at Doncaster (including on the original A1s). In addition to his many years experience in various […]

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Chris Newman – Mem. Sec. & Webmaster

Chris Newman BSc. Eng. – Membership Secretary and Webmaster of the AST Group Chris is a retired civil engineer, born and educated in the UK.  After emigrating to Australia in 1970, he worked for 20 years in the grain storage, handling and transportation industry in that country before moving to China in 1991 where he […]

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Mike Horne – Committee Member

Mike Horne – Committee Member Mike acted as Secretary of the 5AT Group until its suspension in 2012, since when he has taken on the role of Secretary of the AST Group. Mike served a three year full-time apprenticeship at RAF Halton, training as an aircraft electronic instrument fitter.  He then worked on Vulcan, Nimrod, Canberra […]

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Paul Hibberd – Treasurer

Paul Hibberd – AST Group Treasurer Paul acted as Treasurer of the 5AT Group until its suspension in 2012, since when he has taken on the role of Treasurer of the AST Group. Paul has an MA, M.Sc(Econ) and works as a Trust and Estate Practitioner.  His background is in market analysis with a management […]

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John Hind – Chairman

John Hind, BSc, C.Eng, M.I.Mech.E – AST Group Chairman Elected Chairman of the 5AT Group in 2012, John Hind is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  He is a project management and project-planning specialist, with over 20 years of experience in the Power Generation and Automobile industries. In the 70’s John […]

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