Model Railway Forum banner

After Hislop on Beeching, which lines would you have kept open?

3787 Views 15 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  dwb
After the Hislop on Beeching topic, which lines would you have definitely saved?

The major links to Devon and Cornwall? The Waverley route? Stirling to Oban via Callander? The Bluebell Line? Somerset & Dorset?

Are there any you'd have closed, such as the very small, hardly used, branch lines?

Should rail freight have been allowed to compete price-wise with road transport in the 50s and 60s?

1 - 2 of 16 Posts
QUOTE Lunacy to close the Cambridge-Oxford through route and the Cambridge to Colchester through Haverhill line.

According to this recent BBC report, part of this route may be coming back.

QUOTE I suspect that had this been attempted the clerks would be on their third generation and still trying to get to the bottom of the problem.

So instead of getting a railway "Doomsday Book" the railways just had the day of doom without the intermediate book keeping

See less See more
1 - 2 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.