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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…

Enjoy this 'Little Train' on its journey around a small island

June 2, 2017

I'VE  just read quite the most charming and delightful book about trains that’s crossed my desk for ages. It’s a celebration of Britain’s narrow gauge railways along whose tracks author Chris Arnot has taken a highly entertaining national odyssey. These little railways, most of which are run today by preservationists, were often originally built to transport slate or sand or milk churns or other commodities where a conventional railway would have been too expensive or difficult to construct. By definition, these ...more

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