Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England (Paperback)
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Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 21/03/2023
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During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself it must modernise. The failing steam-powered local railways, run by Colonel Blimp, symbolised everything that was wrong with the country - surely the future lay in motorways and high-speed express trains? Along came Dr Beeching with his diagnosis, and suddenly branch-line Britain was gone for ever.

The debate about the Beeching cuts has raged ever since. In this superbly researched examination, Charles Loft exposes the political failures that bankrupted the railways and lays bare the increasing alienation of bureaucrats from the public they were trying to serve. The result is a fascinating study of a nation grappling to come to terms with modernity.

Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 9781785908064
Number of pages: 336

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