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Detailed, well written and well researched,
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This review is from: British Rail: The Nation's Railway (Hardcover)
Although the book is about British Rail it also contains enough historical information to give a framework to how it came about and the challenges British Rail had to face. The author is a little bias but with British Rail as a subject its difficult not to be. What was interesting was her analysis of Dr. Beechings work and the cuts that came before and after it. Her journalistic training means the book is readable even if it is full of TLAs (Three Letter Acronym), there is a glossary of them at the back. As British Rail Carriage Steward of HMRS (Historical Model Railway Society)one would expect her to have detailed knowledge of British Rail coaching stock but I was surprised to find a mention of double-deck coaches being run on UK main line.
If ever you travel by train and have wondered why something is done the way it is you'll probably find the reason in here.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2013 01:16:33 BDT
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Yes, there once were double deckers on BR. electric multiple units designed by O V S Bulleid.
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