The Beeching Legacy: The West Country by Philip Horton

The Beeching Legacy: The West Country by Philip Horton soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Kettering: Silver Link Publishing, 2010, Paperback.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Appendices [3];

From the cover: The year 1963 saw the publication of the infamous Beeching Report, The

Reshaping of British Railways

. In fact, this reshaping involved the radical downsizing of the existing rail network hundreds of stations would be closed to both freight and passenger traffic together with thousands of miles of track, while many staff would lose their jobs.

This series looks at the background to the Report, and how it affected different parts of the country. This volume covers west Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, listing and describing all the lines that closed, the well-researched text supported by maps and contemporary photographs and timetables. It also lists pre-Beeching closures, lines that closed despite not being listed in the Report, those that survived the Report, and the numerous wayside stations that closed on the lines that remained open.

In 1963 most places in the West Country were within easy reach of a railway station. By the end of the decade all that had changed. This book attempts to catalogue what was lost.

Near Fine.

160 pages. 9¼” x 6¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Transport Rail catalogue?


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