Lost Lines - LMR
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 lea to many of these closures - as indeed he was in so far as he was Chairman of the infamous Reshaping Report in the early 1960s - it was it 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 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 illustrations - photographs. maps, ephemera and tickets. This volume, covering the London Midland Region. examines many of the fascinating lines in the region, including the much-mourned Great Central main line, the historic line from Leicester to Swannington, the ex-Midland main line from Matlock through north the Peak District and many others.
Softback, 128 pages with numerous black & white illustrations.
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Updated: 1 June 2020