British Railways in the 1950s and Â?60s

British Railways in the 1950s and Â?60s

As Britain moved from austerity to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s, it became clear that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face of growing competition from road and air transport. After attempting to maintain pre-war networks and technology in the 1950s, a reversal of policy in the 1960s brought line closures, new liveries and the last breath of steam, as Dr Beeching and his successors… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 56 pages

Language: English


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