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The Reshaping Of Britain's Railways - Before Beeching Disc 1 E

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The 'Beeching Report' is one of the most notorious government reports of the 20th century. The failure of the modernisation plan to stem BR's losses led the author, Dr Beeching, to propose wholesale route closures in an attempt to concentrate resources on the core routes.

Many closures went ahead; some sensible, others far less so. The report often adopted an overly-simplistic analysis of the economics of the routes, failing to recognise how the branches contributed traffic to the core network. The Beeching closures failed in their attempt to eliminate BR's losses, and led to the belated recognition that the railways serve a social role which should be financially acknowledged.

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Classification:
E
Condition:
Used
Display format:
4:3
Genre:
Documentary
Region:
2

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The 'Beeching Report' is one of the most notorious government reports of the 20th century. The failure of the modernisation plan to stem BR's losses led the author, Dr Beeching, to propose wholesale route closures in an attempt to concentrate resources on the core routes.

Many closures went ahead; some sensible, others far less so. The report often adopted an overly-simplistic analysis of the economics of the routes, failing to recognise how the branches contributed traffic to the core network. The Beeching closures failed in their attempt to eliminate BR's losses, and led to the belated recognition that the railways serve a social role which should be financially acknowledged.

DVD/Case EX/EX

Classification:
E
Condition:
Used
Display format:
4:3
Genre:
Documentary
Region:
2

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