Paul Hurley has been a freelance writer since 2002 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has had magazine, local and national newspaper credits and has written several books for Amberley on the local history of Cheshire. Since retiring from the police in 2002 he has amassed a CV that takes in a three part article in the Steam World magazine, one in the Backtrack magazine and many other magazine articles not relating to the railway scene. He lives in Winsford with his wife and his hobbies are writing, travel, motorcycling and classic cars. Philip became interested in railways in 1956 and over the next two years took up railway photography. His first photographs were of the Warrington area and when starting work in 1960, after earning a little more money he started to travel further afield and take photographs of the highest calibre. He also widened his field of interest to include trains the world over and especially South Africa, his home for a while. He now has a large archive encompassing British Railways and the worldwide railway scene.