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The Beeching Legacy: South & Central Wales and The Marches

ISBN: 9781857944334
Published: 24-10-2013
Format: Paperback
Availability: Yes
Author: Phil Horton
Number of pages: 144

Price: £20.00

This series looks at the background to the Report, and how it affected different parts of the country. This volume covers South & Central Wales and the Marches, listing and describing all the lines that closed, the well-researched text supported by maps and contemporary photographs and timetables. It also lists pre-Beeching closures, lines that closed despite not being listed in the Report, those that survived the Report, and the numerous wayside stations that closed on the lines that remained open.

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The year 1963 saw the publication of the infamous 'Beeching Report', 'The Reshaping of British Railways'. In fact, the 'reshaping' involved the radical downsizing of the existing rail network - hundreds of stations would be closed to both freight and passenger traffic together with thousands of miles of track, while many staff would lose their jobs.

This series looks at the background to the Report, and how it affected different parts of the country. This volume covers South & Central Wales and the Marches, listing and describing all the lines that closed, the well-researched text supported by maps and contemporary photographs and timetables. It also lists pre-Beeching closures, lines that closed despite not being listed in the Report, those that survived the Report, and the numerous wayside stations that closed on the lines that remained open.

In 1963 South & Central Wales and the Marches were served by a dense network of lines and many stations and halts. By the end of the decade all that had changed. This book attempts to catalogue what was lost.
Features the lines listed
for closure including:

Swansea Victoria -
Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
Cardiff (Clarence Road) - Cardiff (General)
Abercynon -
Aberdare (Low Level)
Porth - Maerdy
Caerphilly - Senghenydd
Barry - Bridgend
Bridgend - Treherbert
Cardiff - Coryton
Gloucester Central - Hereford
Carmarthen - Aberystwyth

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