Government, the Railways and the Modernization of Britain
Beeching's Last Trains
By Charles Loft
Published July 4th 2006 by Routledge – 240 pages
Series: British Politics and Society
More than 40 years after its publication, the 1963 Beeching Report on British railways remains controversial for recommending the closure of a third of Britain’s railways.
In this book, Charles Loft examines:
This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in how transport policy is made or how it has arrived at its current state and sheds fascinating new light on the working of government, the economy and the mood of the times under Churchill, Eden, Macmillan and Wilson.