The Railways of Glasgow

The Railways of Glasgow : Post-Beeching

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The city of Glasgow, formerly one of the largest industrial centres in the world, was once responsible for building about one-quarter of the world's railway locomotives. This was complemented by a massive urban railway network: the second largest in the UK. However, the Beeching Report of 1963 inevitably took its toll on Glasgow.

This book examines the changing face of Glasgow's railways ever since that infamous report, starting with the period of rationalisation and industrial decline that followed. It also explores the revival enjoyed in the last few decades, with lines reopened and modern rolling stock introduced. Furthermore, with Glasgow hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it looks at the emphasis being placed on the railway as further development work takes place.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 12mm | 359.99g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 Plates, color; 20 Illustrations, color; 70 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752499076
  • 9780752499079
  • 1,179,558