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Dr Beeching s Axe 50 Years On

Author : Julian Holland
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Julian Holland's Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years On is a unique memorial to all that was lost following the publication of the ‘Beeching Report’ on 27 March 1963. Uniquely, the author has tried to include every railway line that was closed as a result of the ‘Beeching Report’, and more. They are all shown on Map 9 in Part 2 of the ‘Report’ and have been annotated for clarity at the beginning of each regional chapter in the book. Needless to say it is not plain sailing: there are lines that were marked for closure on the maps but were closed before publication of the ‘Report’; there are lines that were not originally on Beeching’s original hit list but which were closed anyway; there are lines that were originally marked down for closure but which were fortunately reprieved. There are even one or two which seem to have not existed at all! The author has included them all.

Beeching 50 Years On

Author : Anthony Poulton-Smith
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In 1963 Dr Beeching’s infamous report signalled the end for over 15,000 miles of track, a third of Britain’s stations, and for 70,000 jobs, as well as making irrevocable changes to the way of life of many consumers. Much misery was caused and Beeching’s name was muddied, but in hindsight the report probably did more than any other single factor to preserve the nation’s railway heritage. Without the Beeching cuts, much of the locomotives, stock, tracks, signals and signs would have crumbled, been forgotten or rotted. However, the gentle railway gradients lend themselves perfectly to walkways and cycle paths; buildings have been refurbished; memorabilia now commands prices at auction which would astonish those who painted the metal. And of course, the heritage lines continue to draw many thousands of visitors each year. After the initial shock of the cuts, this fresh appraisal considers these benefits and more, which may not have come about without the Beeching Report.

Beeching

Author : Richard Harry Norman Hardy
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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Written Evidence Submitted to the Commission Under the Chairmanship of Lord Beeching

Author : Great Britain. Royal Commission on Assizes and Quarter Sessions
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The Banking Almanac Directory Year Book and Diary

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The Times the Joy of Railways

Author : Julian Holland
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Journey back to the 1950s and 60s with this nostalgic look at Britain's railways in their glory days. Packed with hundreds of photographs, journey logs, trainspotting notebooks and ephemera. This is a vivid recollection of the whole atmosphere of the railways during that glorious era. Organised by the six regions of British Railways, each chapter is a roll call of the top spots to visit in search of that elusive number, the best sheds for an unusual sighting and, of course, the star locomotives that plied the lines. With detailed records of trainspotting trips, region miscellany and information on the locomotives that survived, The Joy of Railways, is a journey down memory lane to the final days of steam, and the move to diesel on Britain's beloved railways.

Britain s Lost Lines

Author : Anthony Poulton-Smith
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Beeching's Lost Lines

A directory of the joint stock and private banks in England and Wales

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The Annual Register of World Events

Author : Ivison Stevenson Macadam
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Proceedings of the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East

Author : Church Missionary Society
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Dr Beeching s Remedy

Author : David Clough
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The ten years from 1955 to 1965 arguably witnessed a greater upheaval in the way BR operated than the period surrounding privatisation. First came the 1955 Modernisation Plan, when vast sums were invested in order to make the network more efficient. Then, in 1962, Richard Beeching was appointed as BR chairman with a mandate to make the Railways run at a profit. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report this book is a timely re-evaluation from a broad perspective of the impact of the report.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Municipal Journal

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The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1975

Author : British Library
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Books in Print

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British Railway Disasters

Author : Robin Jones
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This is the story of how Britain’s railway disasters, horrific though they may be, change the network for the better through the crucial lessons that are learned. It starts with fatalities on early mining tramways before the dawn of the steam age and takes the story up to the present day. While many of Britain’s worst tragedies are covered in depth, such as Quintinshill in 1915 and Harrow & Wealdstone in 1952, the book also looks at others that had resounding consequences for safety.

The Railway Gazette

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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Report of Proceedings at the Annual Trades Union Congress

Author : Trades Union Congress
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