Great Railway Conspiracy 3rd Edition
By David Henshaw.
Item code: GRC3.
Railway author David Henshaw (Editor of A to B and Miniature Railway magazines) has completely rewritten his original text, summarising the history of Britain's railways up to 1945, and analysing the post-nationalisation era in more detail, showing how outdated technology and lack of investment pre-dated the Beeching years.
Was there really a conspiracy? Read how the cuts went on under a Labour Government that had pledged to halt closures. And how dirty tricks were used to make branch lines seem less viable than they really were.
The 1970s Oil Crisis changed the landscape of Britain's transport infrastructure, but the 1980s saw the first rail reopenings. Many more followed, and The Great Railway Conspiracy details how successful these have been, most having produced passenger numbers far in excess of the official estimates.
Today, the latest wave of rail reopenings goes on, with the 30-mile Waverley Line promising to be the most spectacular of a new generation of revitalised railways. The Great Railway Conspiracy brings this story right up to date.
Well illustrated with period black and white pictures, and specially commissioned maps and graphs, The Great Railway Conspiracy shows how, against all the odds - lack of investment, Richard Beeching and the great privatisation fiasco - Britain's railways are thriving as never before.
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