Pre and post Beeching map.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Pre and post Beeching map.

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Sir Richard Beeching was created chairman of the British Railways Board in 1963. He completely transformed the railway network, abandoning over 6,000 miles of track and 4,000 stations. The red on the map signifies those lines which were shut down during Beeching's chairmanship.

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