The pleasures and joys of trainspotting

 My article on the joys of transpottinging fro the latest edition of Steam Tube; I HAVE a confession to make. It’s shaming, embarrassing and something no grown man wants the world to know about him. In the galaxy of public […]


June 1, 2016 Blog, Steam Tube

Why we British love the railways – and how railway enthusiasm became respectable again

AS an author of books about railways, I’m often asked what makes us British so obsessed with nostalgia about railways. The mood seems to be everywhere. Here is Michael Portillo, ubiquitous on our living room TVs, brandishing his Bradshaw and […]


June 2, 2015 Steam Tube

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