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To Walk Or Cycle walk or cycle a railway station opens up a world of possibilities The huge growth in rail travel over the last 20 years suggests that we have rediscovered our railways and Michael Williams
is all for that bucolic measurement amblingsvery pleasant all for that Bucolic measurement amblingsVery pleasant trundle down the secondary railways of Britain It reads like an old steam railway trip to nostalgia junction However this is today s railway Very asy to read Evocative and nostalgic but not overly so And I can only recall one mistake Recommended Michael Williams caveats this TOME BY SAYING THAT IT IS UNASHAMEDLY NOSTALGIC THIS by saying that it is unashamedly nostalgic This true mourning as he does the country station with a roaring fire cheery porter with a fob watch restaurant cars with starched white tablecloths and the clinking of wine glasses The sprung seat of a Pullman 576 B class rolling stock I m just nostalgic for the days when you could buy a supersaver on the day for any train rather than three months in advance He does over On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, egg the pudding though when he says station cafes now serve coffee in styrofoam cups The book was written in 2010ven Pumpkins have cardboard takeaway cups nowNonetheless this is a cute book of twelve classic railway journeys some of which I ve done St Erith to St Ives Ryde to Shanklin Stratford to Richmond some of which I d like to do Settle to Carlisle and some of which I m not bothered ta Preston to Sellafield Shrewbsury to Swansea with lots of local history and colour His bugbear is Dr Beeching whose report closed down many of these branch lines rather than privatisation which makes it impossible to travel spontaneously unless you re writing a book and your train ticket is tax deductible As is often the case with these male written travelogues women take a third class seat to the male historians ngine nthusiasts train spotters and English people who believe they are right about things women s roles in heritage railways are to tend to the geraniums in the platform tubs or man the tea rooms or just be a hair colour Ann Ridley a jolly blonde Later on a steam railwayman says of his train She s like a woman She s beautiful but she s uite capable of being temperamental and moody Sounds like a man to me. Ve of history and a love of nostalgia This book will be a paean to another age before milk churns porters and cats on seats were replaced by security announcements and Burger King These twelve spectacular journeys will help free us from what Baudelaire denounced as the horrible burden of time. Gem of a book introducing us to or reminding us of twelve slow train journies and recalling many we have lost Enjoy slow train journies and recalling many we have lost Enjoy while you can as I have seen so much lost in "my own lifetime and when buildings are demolished and land is sold off it can t be "own lifetime and when buildings are demolished and land is sold off it can t be back A very well written travel book where the author documents his journeys across the UK using many of the country s forgotten secondary routes From suburban London routes to rural back lines there s a bit of The Three Elizabeths everything in here and following reading the book my list of places to visit has grown somewhat A delightful read I bought the book on a whim from one of those cheap bookshops then nearly didn t bother to read it I m glad I did It is anasy read but a fascinating look at 12 very different old journeys taken on the modern The Hate U Give euivalent trains Brilliant writer can t wait to read the next instalment The author writes about hisxperiences on some of the most interesting train journeys in the country In tone it feels a bit like a written version of Michael Portillo s Great British Railway Journeys but I like the way this book concentrates far on the
journeys the stations the scenery and the people involved with the railways Building Vocabulary Skills especially thosenthusiasts and volunteers the stations the scenery and the people involved with the railways Sheet Metal Shop Practice especially thosenthusiasts and volunteers are instrumental in keeping some of the smaller lines open than that TV series doesIt is hardly a literary tour de force admittedly but the author s Cait and the Devil enthusiasm for his subject really comes across and it was very relaxing and fun to read I kept finding myself picking it up to read a bit whenever I had a few minutes to spare If I was taking one of these trains I d definitely take it with me and look out for all the things the author mentions while on the journey A little disappointing unfortunately It wasn t the subject matter I like a bit of British rural travel writing just as I like the same kind of thing on television too but the handing of the theme Too me there was a bit too little beauty in the descriptions and too little depth and conversely too much factual contentspecially in terms of the transport history of ach route with snippets of stuff taken from other writers and poets It would ve worked well as monthly columns in a railway nthusiast magazine but as a book it became of decreasing interest to me de. Never was the sadness of the Biggles In The Antarctic end of an affair so poignantlyxpressed than in Flanders and Swann's An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters elegy The Slow Train This beautifully packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to anotherra when travel meant than hurrying from one place to the next the journey meaning nothing but. Spite having The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook enjoyed three or four of the routes myself in real life Especially deserving of criticism was a strange comment on the second page stating how much has changed nearly half a century since Beeching and just how wrong the former BR Chairman got it not only has it the St Erth to St Ives line outlived the good chairman it is one of the few rural branch lines in the UK to make money This felt like predictable sentimental attack on Dr Beeching and surely if as stated so few lines were found to beconomically viable then Beeching was right therefore It may be that four stars is a little niggardly This is a very Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 enjoyable andnjoyably slender book written whilst Williams was lecturing in the department of journalism at The University of Central Lancashire in Preston where Cath taught in the Business School for 11 years Williams is a journalist who held senior positions with the Independent and The Sunday Times but managed to fit in regular journalism about railways a lifelong love This joy and xtensive knowledge underpins the commentary on all of the journeys related here I was reminded of Christian Wolmar another railway journalist without his polemicismThe journeys described range from the former tube trains on the Isle of Wight to the St Erth and St Ives line in Cornwall He travels on the 804 from Norwich along the Suffolk coast and on the Cumbrian coast line via Grange over Sands and Sellafield Most memorable perhaps were the steam xcursion to Canterbury and the West Highland line via Rannoch Moor I was certainly left La Vilaine Lulu eager to take the journeys myselfI spoke to my father last night about our intended move to Berwick upon Tweed and when Ixplained that being in walking distance of a railway station is a priority for us it was clear that There Was No Meeting no meeting He is a creature of the motor age for whom cars have always been an interest and a status symbol has never been a rail traveller and our local line from Selby to Bridlington was a victim of the Beeching cuts I can uite see that for farmers sons the motor car opened up the world and gave speed and relative luxury but my reaction was a little different I too found being in the middle of nowhere isolating but having to use the car for Becoming Daddys Cow: A Twisted Taboo Dubcon Lactation Body Transformation DD/lg Erotica each andvery xternal need Time lost in crowded carriages condemned by broken timetables On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where one can stop and stare It will tap into many things a love of railways a lo.