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1st Edition

The British Rail Problem

ISBN 9780367305888
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book formulates a new strategy for the railways, trying to discover how much traffic British Rail can hope to obtain. It looks at two fundamental assumptions on which the Board's case for a large and virtually open-ended subsidy rests.

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Failure of the 1968 Transport Act -- The Prospects for Passenger Traffic -- Parcels, Letters and Papers -- Iron and Steel -- Coal and Oil -- General Freight and the Overall Position -- Railway Investment -- Manpower and Expenditure -- The Social Benefits of Rail Passenger Services -- The Allocation of Freight Traffic -- Conclusions: Towards a Self-Financing Railway -- Postscript

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Richard W.S.Pryke, John S.Dodgson