Pip Dunn was born in 1969 and became interested in railways in 1981. In 1984 he joined and started writing for the Class 20 Locomotive Society. Having graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Transport and Logistics in 1995, he became a writer for Rail magazine in 1996. In 2006 he became editor of Railways Illustrated, until May 2015. He took up the position of editor at Truck & Driver magazine in June 2015.