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Friends and enthusiasts mourn loss of photographer Norman Preedy

NORMAN Preedy, one of the country’s leading railway photographers whose name was known to many thousands of steam and diesel trainspotters through his photographs in the Ian Allan ABCs, has died suddenly at the age of 75.

Norman, who was unmarried, was found at his home in Barnwood near Gloucester on November 18.

He was a trainspotter in the 1950s – although he disliked

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