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The End of Steam: The Story of Dr Beeching's Railway Cuts (DVD)
Reference No: TRNC23
Running Time: 55 mins
In the 1950s, Britain had a massive railway network.
A decade later it was barely recognisable. Country stations and branch lines were axed in the name of progress; steam locomotives were consigned to the scrapheap.
Two forces were behind this transformation: the Modernisation Plan and Dr Richard Beeching.
For better and for worse, this documentary looks at how and why our railways were changed forever.
Composed entirely from unseen colour film, witness the lost age of British Railways.
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138 of 271 people found the following review helpful:
The End of Steam
Excellent summation of the subject matter, marred only by 30 seconds of missing soundtrack. Footage would have been improved by application of modern jitter-reduction techniques.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
The Cuts under Dr Beeching
I have just watched this film & I enjoyed it. Dr Beeching 's ideas were good ,though he went about it the wrong way; instead of closing stations, halts & lines , especially branch lines, he should have consulted the local population & those who worked on branch lines, I.e. station masters. & local business people to find ways of making the lines more profitable. I live in North. Staffordshire & thanks to Dr Beeching, we lost all our local stations & lines completely. As a result we have heavy lorries wrecking our roads & traffic jams galore ; & they call it progress!