John Gilham’s Site



John’s latest book of poems. “In this collection he moves between  the mythic and the domestic, between the pain of early abandonment and the joy of maturity, set against a background of anger at the folly of war and at the destruction of the world’s resources”.

HEAR JOHN: usually -1st Tuesday of each month at open mic at The Exhibition pub,   Bootham,York, from 7.30.


BLOG  -  includes - Cycling the lower Danube. Euro Velo 6. Belgrade to Bucharest - rarely updated, I regret.

The Big Read - Recommended mostly novelsSeveral additions to the lists in 2019


  1. H16s and other favourites                                                          

  2. Summer Saturdays in the West - Western Region

Main Line Preservation

Last days of BR steam. Preston/Manchester in colour and Carlisle Kingmoor (b&w). 

Last Gasps of Southern Steam.

  1. Steam Freight at Feltham / Southall

  2. Isle of Man Railways

  3.   Ffestiniog Railway

  4.   Talyllyn Railway 

  5. Summer Saturdays in the West - Southern Region

  6. The Derwent Valley Light Railway     

  7. The South German Railway Museum.  

  8. The Lochty Private Railway

  9. Llanberis Lake Railway. 

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