Samuel Beckett is at his best when he’s being brief

Don’t look a gift train in the mouth

Tom Chessyre on the glory of obscure railway museums

Tom Chesshyre on the death of a train-spotters’ paradise

Tom Chesshyre endures some mercifully brief encounters

Tom Chesshyre on songs and poetry inspired by trains

Tom Chesshyre picks his favourite British railways

Theodore Dalrymple on the naturalness of what we eat