Major John Poyntz passed away at the age of 82


John Poyntz – former lead Inspector at the UK Railway Inspectorate with responsibility for the regulation of safety on heritage railways – has sadly passed away on 2 November 2020 at the age of 82 after a long period of ill-health. Both when in office and in retirement, he was a source of much valuable advice on safety issues. With Fedecrail, he was a Friend of FEDECRAIL and a regular attender for many years at our conferences. His military railway career included service in the UK and Germany with the Berlin Military Corridor Trains. He was both a real rail enthusiast and a railway professional. All who knew him will wonder what will happen now to those small notebooks in which he recorded every detail of railway interest… We will all miss his sharp mind and infectious humour.


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