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Holding the Line: How Britain's Railways were Saved Kindle Edition
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In the book we learn of the 1950s closures, some justified, some that could have done with more analysis. However the bombshell is the move in 1959 by policymakers to abandon the Railways, the capture of the Ministry of Transport under Marples and John Hay by the "Road Lobby", and a policy of Disinvestment in Rail. The early 1970s are well documented, culminating in the shocking (even criminal)attempt revealed for the first time, of a conference attended by Civil Servants at Sunningdale Park, with the intention of finally ridding Britain of Railways. Readers have the opportunity to make thier own minds up about Sir Peter Parker and Sir Robert Reid, I was shocked at Reid's enthusiasm to shut the Settle-Carlisle. The revalations about Alfred Sherman's entusiasm for busways would be funny if they were not so serious. This book will grace any bookcase.
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This important work is a splendid expose of the underhanded and ill-motivated set of attempts, principally from the 1950's to the 1980's, to vastly minimise, or even destroy... Read morePublished on 21 April 2014 by Mike Jacobs
Want to find out what Beeching did , read this book . The photographs are very informative and will bring back memories even if you are not an anorak!Published on 26 Feb. 2014 by mighty