Talk at London Transport Museum – Confessions of a Railway Romantic


Confessions of a Railway Romantic with Andrew Martin

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Time: 19:00 to 20:30

Join award-winning novelist Andrew Martin at London Transport Museum for a talk full of nostalgic reminiscences about the romantic past of the railway. Andrew’s long love affair with trains and the Tube has inspired much of his writing, particularly his series of detective novels featuring character Jim Stringer – a railwayman reassigned to the North Eastern Railway police in Edwardian England. After the talk guests will have the chance to meet Andrew as he signs copies of his new book Yellow Diamond.


Andrew grew up in York as the son of a railwayman, and was granted the use of a ‘Privilege Ticket’ – a golden ticket which enabled him to go on childhood jaunts to London and which started a lifelong fascination with the London Tube and the railway. In this talk Andrew will evoke vivid imagery of bygone train features such as compartments, dining cars and trains with names, taking the audience on a journey through the romance of railway travel in days gone by.


The talk starts at 19:00, with discounted drinks available at the Museum’s Upper Deck cafe bar between 18:00 and 19:00. This offer includes 10% off cocktails, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks.


Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for concessions and London Transport Museum Friends. Purchase tickets for any two talks and save 25%. Visit or call +44 (0)20 7565 7298 to book.

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