The second book in a new series illustrating British Railways during the first two decades of the nationalised railway featuring images from the David Dalton Collection.
This series aims to look at numerous aspects of British Railways during those first crucial two decades when post-war maintenance tried to catch-up following the neglect of the years of austerity. Modernisation was seen as the key to securing the customer base be it freight or passengers. Whilst bringing about the modernisation, the system had to carry on working but there is only so much an organisation as big as BR could physically bring about at any one time! Budgets metered out by Governments who were less than sympathetic to the cause became tighter as expenditure rose. Basically it was a recipe for disaster because not all of the important 'players' wanted the nationalised organisation to succeed and so BR plodded-on into a third decade much the way it had entered the fray initially.
The images presented illustrate many aspects of the railway system we came to know besides the new of which we were mainly unsure and the captions will put various 'slants' on the subject in a way that will be informative.
Photographs are presented in full-page format with an informative caption accompanying each.
David Dalton lived in Nottingham during the 1950s and 1960s but also travelled widely around Britain's railways, which is reflected in the selection of photographs included in this volume.
Publisher - Book Law Publications
Photographs by David Dalton
Compiled By Roger Griffiths
70 photographs (approx)
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