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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 content especially in terms of the transport history of each route with snippets of stuff taken from other writers and poets It would ve worked well as monthly columns in a railway enthusiast magazine but as a book writers and poets It would ve worked well as monthly columns in a railway enthusiast magazine but as a book became of decreasing interest to me despite having 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 ot it not only has it the St Erth to St Ives line outlived the ood 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 be economically viable then Beeching was right therefore It may be that four stars is a little niggardly This is a very enjoyable and enjoyably 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 extensive 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 memorable perhaps were steam excursion to Canterbury and the West Highland line via Rannoch Moor I was certainly left eager to take the journeys myselfI spoke to my father last night about our intended move to Berwick upon Tweed and when I explained that being in walkin. Never was the sadness of the end of an affair so poignantly expressed than in Flanders and Swann's elegy The Slow Train This beautifully packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant than hurrying from one place to the next the journey meaning nothing but. .


On the Slow TrainA 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 engine enthusiasts train spotters and English people who believe they are right about things women s roles in heritage railways are to tend to the eraniums 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 Gem of a book introducing us to or reminding man to me Gem of a book introducing us to or reminding of twelve slow train journies and recalling many we have lost Enjoy these 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 put 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 everything in here and following reading the book my list of places to visit has The Bellringers Bedside Companion 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 mlad I did It is an easy read but a fascinating look at 12 very different old journeys taken on the modern euivalent trains Brilliant writer can t wait to read the next instalment The author writes about his experiences 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 especially those enthusiasts and volunteers who 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 enthusiasm for his subject really comes across and it was very relaxing
and fun to 
fun to 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. 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.

Michael Williams ð 6 review

G distance of a railway station is a priority for us it was clear that there was no meeting of minds 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 50 Years of Documenta 1955-2005 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 each and every external need seemed unsatisfactory wasteful and inefficient Perhaps I just like walking than some and to walk or cycle to a railway station opens up a world of possibilities The hugerowth 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 awayday 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 easy 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 is 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 lasses 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 egg the pudding though when he says station cafes now serve coffee in styrofoam cups The book was written in 2010 Even Pumpkins Have Cardboard even Pumpkins have cardboard cups nowNonetheless this is a cute book of have cardboard cups this is a cute book of 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. 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 rind 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. ,


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