To mark the retirement of the Guild's CEO and founding member, a special Severn Valley Railway train, complete with 'Frank Hodges GRA' headboard, ran on 9th April.
Special guests included Sir William and Lady Judith McAlpine (Bill and Judy).
The look on Frank's face when he saw the headboard affixed to Erlestoke Manor's smokebox door was something none who was there that day is likely to forget.
Paul Freestone has achieved full member status.
Paul is a watercolour artist from near Dawlish in Devon and has been a Friend of the Guild since 2003. He is currently an elected member of the Guild Council.
The Guild welcomes three new members whose artwork impressed the selection committee with not only their technical and artistic ability, but also originality.
From Wynard, Tasmania we have Rick Anderson, from Stourport-on-Severn: Neil Ferris and from Breaston: Dave Hodson.
We look forward to showcasing their work here on The Guild of Railway Artists' website.