Michael Williams is author of ‘On the Slow Train’. His newest book, ‘The Trains That Passed’, will be published by Preface in spring 2015
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
17 April 2014 09:00 PM
Williams married into a Jewish family and is bringing up his young children in his wife's faith
03 January 2014 06:53 PM
In this provocative essay, one railway enthusiast explains why our network is better – and better value – than ever
14 December 2013 06:00 PM
For now, there's only one international rail route into the seductively secluded nation. Michael Williams steps aboard the luxurious Eastern and Oriental Express
27 October 2013 07:24 PM
Who says you can’t re-open a closed main line?
15 September 2013 12:00 AM
The Kerry-Lavrov accord is welcome. Now our leaders must make up for a series of blunders and tactical errors, and make diplomacy work
13 July 2013 09:32 PM
President Josip Broz Tito's Blue Train, scene of the dictator’s famed parties with world leaders, is back in service as a tourist attraction
09 June 2013 12:00 AM
Iran, as Syria's most powerful ally, must be part of the Geneva peace talks if they are to succeed, despite French and US opposition
23 March 2013 07:00 PM
Fifty years ago, Richard Beeching's damning report saw the railways diminished by a third. Now, they're making a return, says Michael Williams
28 October 2012 12:00 AM
Michael Williams revels in the southern Spanish urban trio of Seville, Cordoba and Granada – and the glories of making high-speed connections
Staging the NFL at Wembley is a start, but the future of American Football in the UK lies with the kids
25 October 2012 03:59 PM
Unlike bubblegum, Jimi Hendrix and the Geller siblings and co, American sport has not enjoyed a sustained level of success in Britain.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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