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Directory of British Railways - New and Reopened Stations 1948–2018 (Hardback)

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By Sally Salmon, Paul Smith
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 96
Illustrations: 300
ISBN: 9781526704306
Published: 19th August 2019


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Folllowing nationalisation in 1948, British railways closed many branch lines and reduced the number of stations on the network. In January 1978, there were 2,358 and by January 2018 there were 2,560 stations on the network. The object of this book is to record those stations that are re-opened or are new stations to the system. The book gives: locations, facilities, chronology, statistics and passenger usage.

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Clearly a huge amount of research, travel and effort has been undertaken to compile the text, and to integrate it with appropriate photographs.

Ffestiniog Railway Magazine

This useful reference work describes all the 200 or so stations opened or re-opened over the last 70 years, with a recent photograph of each and listed alphabetically. Print quality is excellent.

West Somerset Railway Association

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Shropshire Star and Express & Star (online) – words by Toby Neal

About Sally Salmon

Sally Salmon is Paul Smith's step daughter and followed in her mother's footsteps working with Paul to compile books. Sally is a keen photographer.

About Paul Smith

Paul Smith started writing books in the 1990s, initially about locomotive sheds, but after his wife suffered a serious illness, they started to write books together on the history of motorways, rail depots and football grounds. Since his wife's death Paul has produced books of railways atlases.

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