British Railway Infrastructure Since 1970 (Hardback)
An Historical Overview
This book examines in words and pictures the huge changes that have taken place in the last 50 years on the British railway network. We see how steam-age infrastructure has gradually given way to a streamlined modern railway. The beginning of the period saw the final stages of the Beeching cuts, with the closure of some rural branches and lesser-used stations. Since the 1980s the tide has turned and numerous lines and stations have joined or rejoined the network. As for freight, we see how the complex operations of the 20th century have been replaced by a far smaller number of specialised terminals, while marshalling yards in the traditional sense have all but disappeared. And the long process of updating our railway signalling has continued apace, even though some semaphore gems have managed to survive into the 21st century.
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This book looks at all the various changes that have taken place in Britain's railways since 1970. In other words - over the past 50 years. Such things as freight, stations closing and opening, or re-opening, locomotive depots and signalling are all covered in detail. What makes this book so good is the number of photographs supplied by the author ranging from back in the 1970s to the present. This is a book worth having if you are interested in the infrastructure of Britain's railways. Beautifully illustrated.Branch Line Britain
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A very interesting and essential book to understand how the British railway has evolved from the point of view of infrastructure. In addition to a lot of information it has a lot of good photographs, of the best I have seen, that illustrate this change.Unos Cuantos Trenes Blog, Jorge del Valle
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