To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Axe, the popular name given to his report which listed huge parts of the network for closure in 1963, this new landmark bookazine by Heritage Railway editor Robin Jones looks at both sides of the story.
Feature articles include –
– An in-depth look at the multitude of rail closures and the effect on the lives of ordinary people
– Scores of photographs from the last years of the steam era
– Beeching’s great success stories, in particular the way he revolutionised freight carriage
– Yes, we have all heard of Beeching, but this is the story that has never been told before.