FoFNL was sad to hear that Adrian Shooter, whose excellent book about his time at Chiltern Railways was reviewed in our September 2022 issue, died on 13 December aged 74. Adrian had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
In a statement written by him and released by his wife after his death, he described how his symptoms had rapidly worsened, and said that "by the time you read this I shall have gone peacefully to sleep in a clinic in Switzerland".
In a sentence which would make a fitting epitaph he once wrote, "All I ever did was create the vision, hire the very best people and then help them to do their best. They, not me, were the people who delighted our passengers."