Criterion gives Chris a platform for steamy talk
He said: "They could get to parts of the UK that main-line trains couldn’t – round sharp bends and up steep gradients in largely remote parts of this small, offshore island with its widely varying landscapes.
Today, the tracks carry passengers rather than freight as part of the “leisure industry”. One weekend Chris Arnot found himself on the UK’s only official desert, on England’s south coast, watching flocks of exotic birds explode across an expansive skyline.
Hear those stories and many more when he talks about Small Island by Little Train: a narrow-gauge adventure, published by the AA, in the bar of the Criterion Theatre, Earlsdon, at 7.30 on Thursday May 18.