Rail Atlas The Beeching Era Proposed Closed Survived

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A fantastic new addition to the Ian Allan collection of railway atlases, this detailed new book gives a cartographic visual overview of the actual impact of the Beeching Report of 1963 on the railway network of Britain. With a range of new maps taken from our extensive cartographic database and a detailed colour coding system, the atlas shows all the lines and stations which were proposed for closure, those that were actually closed, and those that survived the cut. While the majority of the closures affected passenger lines, there were also casualties in freight services and these are also shown. For full comprehensive coverage, the atlas also shows lines and stations that were already scheduled for closure at the date of the Report but had not yet closed, and also lines and stations scheduled for closure at the date of the Report but which still remain open today.

In the 50th anniversary year of the Beeching Report, there can be no more graphic representation of what Beeching's recommendations, and subsequent programme of closures, meant for the railways of Britain.

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