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- DescriptionBritish Rail is a contentious company, as controversial as Dr Beeching and his axe. However, this examination of BR's passenger services shows just how vital the organisation was. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name 'Inter-City'; and pioneered world-beating research and techlogical development through its own research centre and engineering subsidiary. It transformed the railway system of Britain from a post-Second World War state of collapse into a modern, techlogically advanced railway. And it did all this despite being starved of cash and being subjected to the whims of ever-fickle politicians. British Rail: The Nation's Railway is a story, expertly weaved by Tanya Jackson, of how all this was achieved against the odds. Complemented by stunning black-and-white and colour images, this is certainly a volume that rail enthusiast should be without.
- Author BiographyTanya Jackson is the transfer development manager of the Historical Model Railway Society, and has been in the society since 2000. Prior to this she worked as a journalist for a number of years, and also wrote comedy for BBC Radio.
- Author(s)Tanya Jackson
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/09/2014
- SubjectTrains & Railways: General Interest
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content Note16 black & white plates, 32 black & white illustrations, 8 colour plates, 16 colour illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
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