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The British Rail Network (Paperback)

1974-78

Transport > Trains & Railways

By Arthur Wilson
Imprint: Key Publishing
Series: Britain's Railways
Pages: 96
Illustrations: Over 180
ISBN: 9781802827880
Published: 30th May 2024

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The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest railway system in the world, with the first locomotive-hauled public railways opening in 1825, which was followed by an era of rapid expansion. In direct contrast to this, the 1960s were a period of drastic reduction in the network where a desire for profitability led to the closure of many branch lines that were ‘uneconomic’. However, the 1970s saw a renaissance in passenger services, with the introduction of InterCity 125 trains and other high-speed additions. In this book, illustrated with over 180 images, Arthur Wilson closely examines the period of 1974–78.

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