Lost Lines - Eastern
Since the Nationalisation of Britain's railways in 1948 the nation's railway network has almost halved, with the closure of duplicate and unremunerative lines. Although Dr Beeching is widely regarded as the perpetrator of the policy that led to many of these closures - as indeed he was in so far as he was Chairman at the time of the infamous Reshaping Report in the early 1960s - it was a process that had started well before his rise to power. The result of these closures is that Britain has a remarkable heritage of closed railways and stations, some well known and others less familiar, but all of which have a fascinating history. In the 'Lost Lines' series Nigel Welbourn, who over more than 30 years has visited and revisited most railway lines in the British Isles, provides an illustrated history to many of these lines. Dividing the country into the BR regions, each volume is illustrated with a superb range of some 250 black & white illustrations, photographs, maps, ephemera and tickets. This volume, covering the Eastern Region, examines many of the most fascinating lines in the area, including the much-mourned Midland & Great Northern Joint, the Mid-Suffolk, the Woodhead route, the Southwold Railway and many other lines, all of which have a remarkable story to tell.
Softback, 128 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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