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The Railway Adventures, by Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall – book review

A book that reaches beyond the railway enthusiast

30 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr Beeching’s Remedy: A Cure for a Century of the Railway’s Ills, by David N Clough – book review

Forensic analysis. Wrongly titled.

18 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Night trains: the rise and fall of the sleeper, by Andrew Martin – book review

A book starring trains, but not about trains

18 February 2018 · 1 Comment

Traingate: Now Virgin offer Tories a better deal than Labour

A conspiracy theorist’s delight

31 August 2016 · Leave a comment

TV review: Full Speed Ahead

A rare rail-related documentary that appeals to general viewer and rail fan alike

29 August 2016 · Leave a comment

TV review: Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live should have been rubbish. It was brilliant.

14 July 2016 · 2 Comments

Sorry, your Majesty. Crossrail should be named the Johnson line

Crossrail needs a new muse. Step forward Mr Johnson. Not that Mr Johnson.

23 February 2016 · 1 Comment