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
Richard W.S.Pryke, John S.Dodgson