Axeman? No, Dr Beeching saved our railways

Keith McDowall
March 2013
Daily Mail;3/28/2013, p42
CONSIDERING the strength of feelings still against him, you might expect any day now to see the remains of the Sixties rail chief, Dr Richard Beeching, disinterred and dragged in shame round the streets of London. For in popular legend, Dr Beeching is synonymous with the mass destruction of Britain's rail network. Mere mention of his name triggers images of a mad axeman.


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