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London Midland Sep 1962 [Great Britain]
Publisher: British Transport Commission
Sep 1962 - Jun 1963. 504 pages. 1 pullout maps.
Item ID: 2
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Added: 15-May-2009
British Railways' London Midland Region services are shown in this Winter 1962 timetable book. Electrification of the West Coast main line and general dieselisation are in their early stages, and the Beeching Report ("The Reshaping of British Railways") is published during its currency.The book provides a fascinating view of Britain's railways before the Modernisation Plan prunes the network and strips out duplicate services.
Western Region - 1965 [Great Britain]
Publisher: British Railways
1965 [First Half]. 272 pages. 5 maps.
Item ID: 12
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The Western Region in 1965 has lost one of its premier routes, transferred to the London Midland region - Paddington to Birmingham Snow Hill and onwards to Shrewsbury and Birkenhead. The Birmingham route hangs on for another year or so until electrification from Euston is completed, and several rural routes in the South West are also on borrowed time. The Severn Tunnel carries car-trains for another year also, awaiting completion of the first road bridge.This is a re-issued Winter timetable after the cutbacks of 1964. To 2011, train fares have more than doubled in real terms (retail price index up 15-fold, rail fares up 33-fold).