TITLE

IT IS 50 years since [...]

AUTHOR(S)
Peter Hitchens
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Mail on Sunday;3/31/2013, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
IT IS 50 years since Richard Beeching wrecked Britain's railways. He was egged on by Transport Minister Ernest Marples, a shady and wicked man who profited personally from the building of motorways, which was the real reason for ripping up perfectly good train tracks. Marples, as is not widely enough known, died abroad in disgrace, having fled the country to escape the taxman. I was just 12 years old when the railways were ruined, and I knew at the time that this was a great and tragic folly. All the grown-ups told me it was inevitable and necessary. Now, after half a century, I turn out to have been right. It's the story of my life, really.
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