The website of railway author, broadcaster and commentator Andrew Roden

Andrew Roden is a freelance railway journalist, author and broadcaster. He edits the historical magazine Steam World, is a Contributing Writer for leading rail industry magazine RAIL, and sub-editor of Hornby Magazine. He is the author of four railway books, and a regular broadcaster on national and regional television and radio. 

His most recent television appearance was on Channel 5's Brunel: The Man Who Built Britain, while other credits include Combat Trains and Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance. He is due to appear in another Channel 5 railway production in 2018.

He began his career on RAIL in 2000, where he gained a reputation for writing flamboyant and colourful features across the whole spectrum of the rail industry. After a brief stint on Coach & Bus Week in 2004, he joined International Rail Journal as News and then Associate Editor in 2005 before going freelance in 2009. 

His books include the highly popular Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Famous Train, followed by The Duchesses, Great Western Railway A History and Trains to the Trenches. 

Roden chaired the Save Our Sleeper campaign of 2005 which saved the 'Night Riviera' overnight train from Cornwall to London from closure, and is based in West Cornwall.