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Roger Ford is a British journalist specialising in rail transport. He trained as a mechanical engineer with English Electric at Rugby, specialising in prime movers, and on qualification joined the head office of the Company’s Traction Division. While at English Electric Traction he was seconded to the Maintenance Division, spending time at Finsbury Park and Stratford locomotive depots.

He subsequently pursued a career in industrial publicity management, with British Standards, Chloride and Fairey, before deciding to become a full-time writer in 1976, specialising in railways. He is Industry and Technology Editor of the monthly trade and technical magazine Modern Railways, where he is probably best known for his authoritative column Informed Sources, now in its 24th year. Informed Sources is noted for its in-depth analysis of railway technical, commercial and policy issues.

In the 1980s he also edited the IMechE Railway Division's quarterly technical journal Railway Engineer and the Railway Industry Association's Railpower magazine, promoting the UK rail industry abroad.

In March 1995 he became the founding editor of the fortnightly subscription newsletter Rail Privatisation News, created to provide inside information for financial, legal and commercial organisations taking part in the privatisation of British Rail. Initially conceived as a short-term project linked to the privatisation programme, the Railway Gazette newsletter saw circulation continuing to expand after the 1997 election, and in 1998 the title was changed to Rail Business Intelligence to reflect its ongoing role.

With the start of privatisation in 1993, Roger Ford also began a parallel career as an independent consultant, with clients including the former Office of Passenger Rail Franchising and a number of leading banks and leasing organisations. He has also presented technical and commercial papers to a wide range of learned societies and industry conferences.

To support his writing activities Roger Ford launched his own website Alycidon Rail[1]. This now provides a wide range of on-line resources including archives, research material and an acronym translator, and continues to develop. The latest initiative linked to Alycidon is the monthly e-Preview newsletter. Subscribers receive a monthly e-mail outlining the contents of the next Informed Sources, updating readers on any developments since the column went to press and concluding with a short blog.

Roger Ford was the Chartered Institute of Transport's Journalist of the Year in 1993 and received the same award from the Institute of Logistics & Transport in 2003. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport and an Associate of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers.
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Total Books: 46
Germanys Secret Weapons of Wwii
2013 - Germanys Secret Weapons of Wwii (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781909160569
ISBN-10: 1909160563
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II
2013 - Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780785830078
ISBN-10: 0785830073
Genre: History
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Eden to Armageddon World War I in the Middle East
2011 - Eden to Armageddon World War I in the Middle East (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781605981963
ISBN-10: 1605981966
Genre: History
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Eden to Armageddon World War I the Middle East
2010 - Eden to Armageddon World War I the Middle East (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753827987
ISBN-10: 0753827980
Genre: History
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Roger the Dodger
2009 - Roger the Dodger (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781844545858
ISBN-10: 1844545857
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Steel From the Sky Behind Enemy Lines in German-Occupied France
2007 - Steel From the Sky Behind Enemy Lines in German-occupied France [Cassell Military Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780304367078
ISBN-10: 0304367079
Genre: History
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The Crisis of Innovation in Water And Wastewater
2005 - The Crisis of Innovation in Water and Wastewater (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843766261
ISBN-10: 1843766264
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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World's Great Machine Guns from 1860 to the Present Day
2005 - World's Great Machine Guns From 1860 to the Present Day (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785819868
ISBN-10: 078581986X
Genre: History
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World's Great Handguns from 1450 to the Present Day
2005 - World's Great Handguns From 1450 to the Present Day (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785819875
ISBN-10: 0785819878
Genres: History, Reference
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World's Great Machine Guns
2005 - World's Great Machine Guns (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781845091613
ISBN-10: 1845091612
Genre: History
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FIRE FROM THE FOREST  The SAS Brigade in France 1944
2004 - Fire From the Forest the Sas Brigade in France 1944 [Cassell Military Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780304363360
ISBN-10: 0304363367
Genre: History
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Fire from the Forest The Sas Brigade in France 1944
2004 - Fire From the Forest the Sas Brigade in France 1944 [Cassell Military Trade Books S.] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780304363353
ISBN-10: 0304363359
Genre: History
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2004 - Steel From the Sky the Jedburgh Raiders France 1944 [CASSELL MILITARY TRADE BOOKS] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Die deutschen Geheimwaffen des Zweiten Weltkriegs
2003 - Die Deutschen Geheimwaffen Des Zweiten Weltkriegs (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783895550874
ISBN-10: 3895550876
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Whites of Their Eyes Close Quarter Combat
2001 - Whites of Their Eyes Close Quarter Combat (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781574883794
ISBN-10: 1574883798
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The World's Great Tanks from 1916 to the Present Day
2001 - The World's Great Tanks From 1916 to the Present Day (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781897884294
ISBN-10: 189788429X
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Panther-Panzer
2001 - Panther-panzer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783895558498
ISBN-10: 3895558494
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Germany's Secret Weapons in World War II
2000 - Germany's Secret Weapons in World War II (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780760308479
ISBN-10: 0760308470
Genres: History, Science & Math
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The World's Great Tanks
1999 - The World's Great Tanks (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781840132410
ISBN-10: 1840132418
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The Sherman Tank
1999 - The Sherman Tank (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780760305966
ISBN-10: 076030596X
Genre: History
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Whites of Their Eyes
1999 - Whites of Their Eyes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330367561
ISBN-10: 0330367560
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Tiger Tank
1998 - The Tiger Tank (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780760305249
ISBN-10: 0760305242
Genre: History
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