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British Railway Infrastructure Since 1970 (ePub)

An Historical Overview

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By Paul D Shannon
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
File Size: 37.9 MB (.epub)
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 250
ISBN: 9781526734808
Published: 6th November 2019


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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 As for freight, we see how the complex operations of the 20th century have been replaced by a far smaller number of specialised terminals, while marshalling yards in the traditional sense have all but disappeared.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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The book is very well produced with clear type, excellent photographic reproduction in both colour and black & white and good layout.

Great North of Scotland Railway Society Magazine

This book takes a mainly pictorial journey through time for each of these topics, using a selection of interesting and well-reproduced images, documenting how the scene has changed from the old to the new.

Rail Express, August 2020

An interesting and recommended work.

West Somerset Railway Association

A nice and tremendously interesting book.

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Miniaturas JM

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RMT News

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.

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Branch Line Britain

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.

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Unos Cuantos Trenes Blog, Jorge del Valle

About Paul D Shannon

Paul Shannon has been a keen follower of the railway scene since the early 1970s. Alongside his career in education he developed particular interests in railway infrastructure and rail freight. He has visited most parts of the railway network and photographed the lines, stations, depots, yards, freight terminals and signalling that make it possible to run trains from A to B. He has written many magazine articles and video scripts as well as compiling over 30 books on varied railway topics.

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