On the Slow Train Again

Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys.

On the Slow Train Again

Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land along the shores of the lovely Dovey estuary to the far west of Wales. He takes the stopping train across the Pennines on a line with so few services that its glorious scenery is a secret known only to the regulars. Here, too, is the Bittern Line in Norfolk and the Tarka Line in North Devon as well as the little branch line to the fishing port of Looe in Cornwall, rescued from closure in the 1960s and now celebrating its 150th anniversary taking families on holiday to the seaside. From the most luxurious and historic - aboard the Orient Express - to the most futuristic - on the driverless trains of London's Docklands Light Railway - here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage from one of Britain's most knowledgeable railway writers.

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On the Slow Train Again
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-07 - Publisher: Random House

Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly
On The Slow Train
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Random House

This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need
The Trains Now Departed
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-07 - Publisher: Random House

SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who
The Heathen Woman's Friend
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1891 - Publisher:

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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1870 - Publisher:

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