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Charles Friel BEM

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Some of you will have heard that Charles Friel - for decades the "official photographer" of the RPSI and organiser of their Belfast meetings - has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the UK New Year's Honours List.


Charlie has been a tireless worker for the RPSI for over forty years and is generous with the help he has given many modellers. Several of my Provincial Wagons have been based on photographs from his extensive collection.


Well done!



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An iconic design Fran which also saw the birth of MK111's, and still looks as good today as it did then.




Off you go - this is Charlie's thread! Get back to HIM!!!!



However, as you say, the designer of the HST got a knighthood - he designed lots of things which every Brit knows as the citation relates -


Kenneth Grange CBE

Kenneth Grange is one of the UK’s leading industrial designers, responsible for

Britain’s first parking meter, the Intercity 125 high speed train, Adshel bus shelters,

the Kodak Instamatic camera, the rural post box and the London taxi.

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