Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the "train to the end of the world" running from Inverness to Wick. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London’s commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land. Here, too, is the Bittern Line in Norfolk as well as the little branch line to the fishing port of Looe in Cornwall, rescued from closure and now celebrating its 150th anniversary taking families on holiday to the seaside. From the most luxurious and historic – aboard the Orient Express – to the most futuristic, here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage.