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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!
A beautiful and nostalgic book, and a great memorial to all that was lost following the Beeching massacre. It evokes wonderful memories of the best days of British rail, and the author has included every railway line that was closed as a result of the Beeching report, (and the second Beeching report!).
The maps are particularly useful as they were in fact, the maps...
Published 16 months ago by Sandra

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3.0 out of 5 stars formulaic
There is value in this record of the lines that were lost in the 1960s and 1970s. But the subtitle talks of 'memories' and that is not the word that comes to mind as you plough through this formulaic account of the different branch lines and minor through routes that were taken out of service. Occasionally the author ventures an adjective such as 'delightful' (of a...
Published 17 months ago by Stephen


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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a female anorak, 21 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years On: Memories of Britain's Lost Railways (Paperback)
I love trains, the look of them, the smell of them, I have a similar relationship with tractors and airplanes. This comprehensive book about the demise of our great transport system has it all. Documented history, great photos, nostalgia and a real celebration of the railways and trains lost plus some recoveries when common sense prevailed. Thank you Julian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading, 2 Jun 2013
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Excellent book and content.
Very good detail of the individual lines.
I did nor realise the extent of the cuts.
Would recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dr Beeching's axe., 27 Mar 2013
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Very very similar to other books especially...Paul Atterbury's books. Very disappointing ashis other books ( I have them ) were good
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5.0 out of 5 stars A look back at history, 4 April 2013
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One of many books available at the moment about this subject, my husband is the rail enthusiast bought as gift.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not too bad, 31 Mar 2013
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would have liked more detailed information on each line, but still an interesting read to pass the time. thanks xxx
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