Last Trains

    Last Trains

    Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England

    Charles Loft

    Biteback 2014

    Paperback 336pp Illustrated

    9781849547123   Product Code: 11769

    The publication of Dr Richard Beeching's report The Reshaping of British Railways in March 1963 sparked protests and resentments which continue to this day. Did the bankrupt steam railway symbolize everything that was wrong with a declining country? Did Beeching's judgements bring hardship and precipitate the end of rural ways of life? Tracing the transport revolution back to 1914, Charles Loft judiciously examines the political processes which led to the branch lines' closure.

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