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JOE HORSLEY (1953-2023)

It is with great sadness that Leighton Buzzard Railway announces the passing of Joe Horsley following a short illness.

Joe became a member of Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society in early 1974 and was Publicity Officer from late 1977. In May 1984 he became General Manager, a volunteer role he held for almost 40 years.

During that time, as well as taking responsibility for the safety and overall operation of the Railway, Joe did rostered turns as Duty Operations Manager and Guard. In addition on most Mondays he would be out with the Permanent Way gang.

A remarkable demonstration of commitment to our Railway.

Joe was a railway professional with a background including periods with Network Rail and South West Trains. He then became a management consultant providing expert advice to various railway operators.

His knowledge and wise counsel will be missed by everyone at Leighton Buzzard Railway and we have passed on our sympathies to his wife, Caroline, and their family.

David Wood, Chair, Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society

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