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The ultimate British railway journey of dreams – the train to Glastonbury?


April 7, 2015 Blog, Uncategorized

I’ve been invited by the tourist authorities in Hong Kong and Singapore next month to give some talks about the’ Best of British and World Railway Travel’. So what is the ultimate railway journey of dreams in the UK. Not just of today but in history?  I defined it in my new book ‘The Trains Now Departed?’ – out from Penguin Random House on May  7– as  the train to Glastonbury – aboard the old Somerset and Dorset Railway, closed half a century ago. But what do you think?

1: The Holy Grail of lost railwaysThe ‘Slow and Dirty’ it may have been for some, but the old Somerset & Dorset remains, for its many apostles today, the most romantic and alluring of all the vanished lines of Britain. Did its origins in Glastonbury help weave the spell?
1: The Holy Grail of lost railwaysThe ‘Slow and Dirty’ it may have been for some, but the old Somerset & Dorset remains, for its many apostles today, the most romantic and alluring of all the vanished lines of Britain. Did its origins in Glastonbury help weave the spell? 

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April 7, 2015 Blog, Uncategorized

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