The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) organised two debates to mark the 50th anniversary of the what has become known as the infamous Beeching ‘Reshaping The Railways’ report. This was published on March 27 1963 and led to wholesale rail closures - and arguably the start of the modern railway. For years, Dr. Beeching was reviled as the man who nearly destroyed the railways but did he? The first debate was at London’s Science Museum and the second at The National Railway Museum in York to be held on March 27, the exact anniversary of the report.
Published 25th March 2013