Christian Wolmar is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and the author of a series of books on railway history.
Described by Simon Hoggart in the Guardian as ‘the greatest expert on British trains’ he is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters.
He is the author of a series of acclaimed books on the history of rail, including The Subterranean Railway (2nd edition, 2012); a history of Britain’s railways, Fire and Steam (2007); and Blood, Iron and Gold, how railways transformed the world (2009). His book on the role of railways in war, Engines of War was published 2010 and The Great Railway Revolution, his ‘epic history of American railroad’ was published in Britain and the United States in 2012. His most recent history book is To the Edge of the World (2013), an account of the building of the Trans-siberian railway. He is also the author of Are Trams Socialist? Why Britain has never had a transport policy, which was published in May 2016. He is new book, Railways and the Raj, a history of Indian railways, will be published in September 2017.
He broadcasts frequently on radio and TV and is a regular expert on national news bulletins.