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July 2022 newsletter

July 2022 newsletter

It is difficult not to be depressed as I write this during the heatwave. I would in fact enjoy the ...
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The value of economics to writing about transport

The value of economics to writing about transport

I fell into book writing by accident. In all my career, I have done everything a bit late, which is ...
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Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

The reaction by many rail journalists to the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan was uncontrolled fury. They railed against ...
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March 2022 Newsletter: Railways still relevant in modern warfare

March 2022 Newsletter: Railways still relevant in modern warfare

In researching my forthcoming book on the role of the railways in the reoccupation of northern Europe following D Day, ...
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The original Northern Powerhouse - lecture for Sunderland University

The original Northern Powerhouse – lecture for Sunderland University

It was no accident that the North of England was the cradle for the railways, nor that a self-educated but ...
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The last newsletter of the year

The last newsletter of the year

The biggest risk of the long term effect of the pandemic is that we see a permanent change from the ...
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Rail 946: Beware the cuts are 'a coming

Rail 946: Beware the cuts are ‘a coming

Amid all the hoo-ha of HS2, integrated rail plans and Great British Railways, there’s a rather more serious situation brewing ...
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November 2021 newsletter

November 2021 newsletter

This is my newletter sent out free to subscribers - to sign up, go to my website christianwolmar.co.uk and scroll ...
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September 2021 newsletter: a (sort of) return to normal

September 2021 newsletter: a (sort of) return to normal

Life is returning to around 50 per cent normal, so this newsletter is focussing on various events I am speaking ...
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August newsletter: The driverless car conundrum solved

August newsletter: The driverless car conundrum solved

I have finally resolved a conundrum that has been bugging me for several years. Despite writing numerous articles and two ...
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Rail 927: Cutting costs on the railways is not easy

Rail 927: Cutting costs on the railways is not easy

Let’s assume that ‘back to normal’ is, say, an 80 per cent railway. In other words, that the timetable will ...
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March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Christian Wolmar's March newsletter: Anonymity is killing fair debate  Dear subscriber, The ferocity of the arguments over low traffic neighbourhoods ...
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February 2021 newsletter

February 2021 newsletter

Oddly, in this short newsletter, I am going to promote someone else’s book. This is because I think Peter Walker’s ...
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January 2021 Newsletter: it's not all gloom but....

January 2021 Newsletter: it’s not all gloom but….

I have not worn a suit for a year. I hate wearing suits but I am so looking forward now ...
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December newsletter: deja vu all over again

December newsletter: deja vu all over again

This is the newsletter that goes out to subscribers every month. If you want to subscribe click here There’s rather ...
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November newsletter - Covid crisis - and book offers

November newsletter – Covid crisis – and book offers

The second lockdown has just started and I see little way out of this crisis for the transport industry. As ...
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October newsletter: new books and the bloody viruses

October newsletter: new books and the bloody viruses

Sorry I have missed out a couple of months, due to holidays and overwork. But I will try to produce ...
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July Newsletter: The self-destruction of the rail industry

July Newsletter: The self-destruction of the rail industry

There has been pretty much only one theme to my recent writings – in The Times, the New Statesman  and ...
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May newsletter - one thing is certain: driverless cars are not the answer

May newsletter – one thing is certain: driverless cars are not the answer

Apologies for slight lateness, but I have just delivered the manuscript of my latest book, Cathedrals of Steam, the story ...
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My April newsletter: we need imagination to get out of this crisis; and a book offer for lockdown

My April newsletter: we need imagination to get out of this crisis; and a book offer for lockdown

Who would have expected that we would live in a time when it was illegal to play cricket in the ...
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