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Michael is a journalist, academic and author – writing, blogging and broadcasting on railways and the media. He is also a travel writer, having covered the world for a variety of publications. Read more…

My enduring romance with the fabulous Flying Scotsman...

May 26, 2016

A WONDERFUL canter through the Surrey Hills last night behind the Flying Scotsman, nattering over a five course dinner in the Pullman car with Steam Dreams owner Marcus Robertson. Even though I have travelled scores of times behind this locomotive, she has always had a special personal resonance for me, her journeys and perambulations running like a steel thread through my life as a railway enthusiast. I took my first trip behind her as a boy in the 1960s when ...more

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