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Head to London Transport Museum this month for a nostalgic night out, as award-winning novelist Andrew Martin reminiscences about the romantic past of the railway.
Andrew grew up in York; his railwayman father granted him 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 trains and the tube.
In this talk, Andrew evokes bygone train features such as compartments, dining cars and trains with names like Flying Scotsman and Mallard, taking the audience on a vivid journey through the romance of railway travel in days gone by.
Andrew's long love affair with trains has inspired much of his writing, particularly his Jim Stringer detective novels — 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.
Confessions of a Railway Romantic with Andrew Martin is on 12 April, 7pm-8.30pm at London Transport Museum. Tickets cost £10/£8 (concessions) and can be bought from the museum's website.
Buy tickets for any two talks and save 25%. Food and drink will be available at the Upper Deck bar from 6pm, with 10% off for all ticket holders to the talks.