OBITUARY: Richard Hope OBE

One of the best known transport journalists, Richard Hope, died on 14 October 2019 at the age of 85. He worked for the “Railway Gazette International” for around 50 years (1964-2014) being Editor for twenty one years (1970 – 1991). He was interested in some of the news items that were on our site appearing there before he knew of them from his usual sources. He was awarded the OBE in 1991 for his work in railway journalism. However his connection with transport extended into the enthusiast field. He was secretary of the Talyllyn Railway Society for over 30 years, later becoming President of the Society.

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