Dr Beeching's infamous 1963 report recommending cuts to a number of
Britain's railways has long been etched into the consciousness of
the British public, but a look at the rail map of Britain today
reveals some survivors. These survivors avoided the chop for
various reasons - and their future today is probably as secure as
could ever have been hoped for. The original plans included the
closure of lines that many today would find surprising - Leicester
to Peterborough; Derbyshire's Hope Valley and Buxton lines; and the
world-famous Settle to Carlisle line. Towns as contrasting as
Ilkley and Skegness would have been removed from the rail map
altogether. Lines such as Kettering to Corby, Nuneaton to Coventry
and Nottinghamshire's Robin Hood line linking Nottingham to
Mansfield and Worksop were closed and subsequently reopened.
Indeed, at one time Mansfield had the dubious distinction of being
the largest town in England with no rail connection. But not so
today. This book takes a look at some of these survivors, from the
Island Line on the Isle of Wight to the branches of Devon and
Cornwall, the Far North line in the Scottish Highlands and many
more in between.
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