Christian Wolmar

The Death Railway: the line built by prisoners of war in Burma at the cost of thousands of lives

Train journeys may be losing their romance — but there are other adventures still to be had

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Monisha Rajesh wrote lovingly about the Indian railways in her previous book, Around India in 80 Trains; but her new…

The great British train wreck

1 September 2018 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago I met David Grime and Alan Noble, members of the Lakes Line Rail User Group,…

The dream of driverless cars is dying

7 July 2018 9:00 am

I was worried that going to the autonomous vehicle exhibition in Stuttgart would be tantamount to an atheist walking into…

Wemyss Bay train and ferry station on the Firth of Clyde

Going places

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Stations, according to Simon Jenkins, are the forgotten part of the railway experience. People love the trains, the journey, the…

The dining car of the London to Liverpool express — back when croutons were still served with the soup

Sexual assault, chamber-pot etiquette, and other problems of early rail travel

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Simon Bradley dates the demise of the on-board meal service to 1962, when Pullman services no longer offered croutons with…