Bob was an early PW volunteer. He was on the first Simplex hauled passenger train of two carriages in September 1954 and later he was secretary of the Hampshire & Sussex Group from 1961 to 1966. He published an article in the FRS Bristol Area Group Newsletter (The Fairlie No. 8 of Sep 1965) about a trip to the metre gauge railways of Brittany in Witsun week of that year along with David Meek, Brian Harding & Jim Perkins of HANSAG. He was still volunteering on P. Way in 2013. Bob was also at the celebration meal at Tan y Bwlch of 60 years of the Ffestiniog Railway Society on 2nd May 2014. For his account of early visits to the reviving FR see The Pioneers' Story. 
- The Prince (HANSAG Newslettter), Summer 2014, No 224.
- Smith R in Great Railway Eras, Festiniog 1946 - 1955: The Pioneers' Stories (2007) Davies M and Mitchell V, page 84, Middleton Press, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AZ.