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    • Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England
    • By: Charles Loft
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    During the course of the 1950s, England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself to modernise. The bankrupt steam-powered railway, run by a retired general, symbolised everything that was wrong with the country; the future lay in motorways and high speed electric - or even atomic - express trains. But plans for a gleaming new railway system ended in failure and on the roads traffic ground to a halt. Along came Dr Beeching, forensically analysing the railways’ problems and delivering an expert’s diagnosis that a third of the nation’s railways must go.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy going.

    • By Andrew on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $15.98