Brian Gregson began his career as a design draughtsman and designer in 1947 when he began a five year apprenticeship as a fitter and turner with British Railways in Darlington and Stratford. From 1954 to 56 he worked as a draughtsman working on design modifications to steam locos at BR's Doncaster Design Office. After leaving the railways, he worked in the motor and aircraft industries in the UK, USA and Australia. He retired in 1987 but remains interested in steam locomotive development.
Brian has come up with a number of articles and design ideas, including:
- A discussion on the LNER W1 "Hush Hush" and Water Tube Boilers ;