Thursday, 30 October 2008

Old railway line


A country track along what used to be the route of a railway line until the Doctor Beeching cuts of 1963. The cuts, implemented by the Beeching report called 'The Reshaping of British Railways', are still a hot topic of debate to this day.

By the end of the 1960's, over 6000 route miles of railway had been cut throughout the UK rail network. Ironically, a small number of these closed railway lines are being considered for reactivation due to current transport and environmental considerations. Sadly though, this line has more than likely seen its last train.

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