We’ll explore a different destination for each Book Club, and a lucky Silver Travel Book Club reader can win a free copy of that month’s book.
Main line steam officially ended on British Railways in 1968. Fortunately, steam has continued on preserved railways and even on the modern main line, and the essence of everyday steam working can still be captured.
This evocative collection of more than 120 photographs shows both the romance and practicality of steam power.Here, father and son team Robin and Taliesin Coombes document their search for one more glimpse of the magic of steam power on the rails of Great Britain.
This evocative collection of more than 120 photographs shows both the romance and practicality of steam power.
Documenting everything from express passenger trains storming up Ais Gill to the locomotives of quiet rural branch lines and working steam sheds, this book is sure to delight anyone who enjoys the sight of a classic locomotive at work.
Ealing Broadway to Lincoln Christmas Market – Friday 2nd December 2022
Combining the magic of steam travel with beautiful countryside and exceptional on-board service, The Steam Dreams Rail Co is renowned for memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. Let the Christmas festivities begin with this magical voyage offering a comforting and quaint getaway to the beautifully festive city of Lincoln.
A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. The Christmas Market will be returning to the medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral – the perfect backdrop for your Christmas shopping.
This trip on the Sir Nigel Gresley (an A4 class locomotive built by the London & North Eastern Railway in 1937) boards at Ealing Broadway, Finsbury Park or Hertford North. Prices start from £129 per person.
How to win a copy of One More Glimpse: Steam in the British Landscape
by Robin and Taliesin Coombes
Christmas markets are held all over the UK and Europe and are a lovely way of getting into the festive spirit.
Comment below to tell us about a Christmas Market you’ve visited or would like to visit.
The best comment will win a copy of this book.
A winner will be chosen in early December 2022.
The competition closes on 30 November 2022.
Read more about all of our Silver Travel Book Club reads.