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A Scottish Region

A History 1948-1973. British Rail Region by Region S.

By (author) Sandy Mullay
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Published: 1st Feb 2006
Dimensions: h 248mm
Weight: 403g
ISBN-10: 0752436864
ISBN-13: 9780752436869
Barcode No: 9780752436869
For half a century from 1948, Scotland's railway system was operated, for the first time, as a complete administrative unit - but also as part of a nationalised system for the whole of the UK. Scottish Region soon developed its own character, with its own problems and potential. Yet it suffered the same fate as the rest of the system - lack of modernisation in the first ten years, the later supply of Diesel and electric traction equipment which was not properly tested, the Beeching axe and the asset stripping prior to privitisation. This is the first ever history of Scotland's BR.

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