Hello everyone, I just signed up to this forum, and I hope I enjoy my stay. I'm a Canadian railway enthusiast (or railfan, as us North American enthusiasts call ourselves) and I started taking an interest in British trains within the last year or so. My interest began with a curiosity of the slam-door EMU's mentioned in Colin Garratt's The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives. (Specifically, the class 302's and 415/416's were mentioned.) I found the term "slam-door" amusing and I began learning more about these types of trains. From there my interest in British trains developed. I will be making my first visit to the UK later this year, so hopefully I can find help in the trip planning section of the forum. Cheers everyone!