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HM Railways Inspectorate is a section of Government administration, currently within the Office of Rail Regulation

Set up originally in 1840, as a Department within the Board of Trade, it has been moved between sections of government. At one point within the Department of Transport, from 1990 to April 2006 it was part of the Health and Safety Executive, then was subsequently transferred to the Office of Rail Regulation and finally, in that name, ceased to exist in May 2009, when it was renamed the Safety Directorate.

Ian Prosser is the current head of the section with the title HM Chief Inspector of Railways and Director of Railway Safety

For more detailed description see Wikipedia

Since its creation with Sir Frederic Smith as the first head of the Railway Inspectorate, the following officials, in no particular order, have visited the railway

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