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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
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.
- By Andrew on 03-22-15
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