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The 50th anniversary of the famous report by British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching which announced the closure of thousands of miles of lossmaking branch lines and cross-country routes has seen many books appear highlighting the public opposition and the mistakes that were made.
This one, however, documents the way back for railway lines that were earmarked for closure by the axeman, who has been described as Britain ’s most hated civil servant of all time.
Had the recommendations in Beeching’s report The Reshaping of British Railways been followed to the letter, the UK ’s national railway network would have been more drastically reduced.
The book is lavishly illustrated by pictures both from the steam era and the modern day.
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Beating Beeching The 50th anniversary of the famous report by British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching which announced the closure of thousands of miles of lossmaking branch lines and cross-country routes has seen many books appear highlighting the public opposition and the mistakes that were made. This one, however, documents the way back for railway lines that were earmarked for closure by the axeman, who has been described as Britain ’s most hated civil servant of all time. Had the recommendations in Beeching’s report The Reshaping of British Railways been followed to the letter, the UK ’s national railway network would have been more drastically reduced. The book is lavishly illustrated by pictures both from the steam era and the modern day.


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The 50th anniversary of the famous report by British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching which announced the closure of thousands of miles of lossmaking branch lines and cross-country routes has seen many books appear highlighting the public opposition and the mistakes that were made.
This one, however, documents the way back for railway lines that were earmarked for closure by the axeman, who has been described as Britain ’s most hated civil servant of all time.
Had the recommendations in Beeching’s report The Reshaping of British Railways been followed to the letter, the UK ’s national railway network would have been more drastically reduced.
The book is lavishly illustrated by pictures both from the steam era and the modern day.
read more read less
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