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- DescriptionThe historic Georgian City of Bath is t a place that most people would think of in connection with railways or heavy industry. In 1960 however it still boasted two major stations, Bath Spa and Bath Green Park. Before Nationalisation the former was part of the Great Western Railway while the latter (kwn as Queen Square until 1951) was part of the London Midland & Scottish and Somerset & Dorset Joint Railways. These had always been seen by the GWR as interlopers who were siphoning off traffic from their own lines. By 1960 both stations were managed by BR's Western Region who did little to encourage traffic on the ex-LMS and S&DJR lines. After BR's Modernisation Plan of 1955 BR(WR) started to rapidly dieselise its trains through Bath Spa while those at Bath Green Park remained largely steam-hauled. In addition the Beeching Report of 1963 identified Bath Green Park for closure, a proposal which BR(WR) were soon to implement.
- Author BiographyThe author was borne in Bath in 1947 and, growing up in the suburb of Oldfield Park soon realised that he was virtually surrounded by railways. He joined the groups of small boys who spent their free time pursuing the then popular hobby of train-spotting. In 1960 the City's railways still owed much to the pre-war railway companies. Six years later the Western Region achieved its objectives of complete dieselisation and the closure of Bath Green Park. This book is the author's personal pictorial record of these changes.
- Author(s)Philip Horton
- PublisherSilver Link Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication24/06/2016
- SubjectTrains & Railways: General Interest
- Series TitleRecollections
- Series Part/Volume Number64
- Place of PublicationPeterborough
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSilver Link Publishing Ltd
- Content Notec70
- Width238 mm
- Height169 mm
- Spine4 mm
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