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Full steam ahead?

Fifty years ago, Dr Richard Beeching was given the job of rationalising 130 years of unregulated growth and lack of strategic direction of the railway

He was demonised as the surgeon brought in to amputate large parts of the network.

But he was not a surgeon; he was not a medical doctor. He had a PhD in chemistry and had worked for ICI.

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