The horrible wet weather is not only playing havoc with our roads. Leading author Benedict le Vay fears Britain is at risk of a railway disaster if the storms continue.
A huge collapse at Dawlish in Devon and around another dozen landslips and collapses around the system have sparked fears.
Le Vay thinks there should be better planning and more investment. And he should know, for his excellent book Britain from the Rails is a train lover’s Bible. It’s not a backpacker’s guide to the best lines etc.
Instead it takes you on a romantic trip around the country and on some of the most scenic journeys on offer. Its time to take a peek, before we lose all the tracks to the weather!
Britain From The Rails: A Window Gazer’s Guide by Benedict le Vay, published by Bradt Guides, £14.99,www.bradtguides.com