British Railways

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Cranleigh Line - Closure - The Reshaping of British Railways
... Minister Harold Macmillan's announcement to the House of Commons on 10 March 1960 that "the railway system must be remodelled to meet the current needs" spelled the beginning of the end for ... and he quickly appointed Dr Richard Beeching as chairman of the British Transport Commission in 1961 ... Beeching prepared The Reshaping of British Railways report, whose recommendations included closure of a large number of railway lines — colloquially nicknamed the "Beeching Axe" ...
LNER Class A4 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley - Liveries
... With the formation of British Railways came new liveries and Sir Nigel Gresley was painted into British Railways dark blue with black and white lining on 27 September 1950 ... The final livery change was into British railways brunswick green livery on 17 April 1952. 1966 until her overhaul in the late 1990s, when she gained her current British Railways blue livery as 60007 ...
Llanelly And Mynydd Mawr Railway - Locomotives
... Robertson Grant - Sold 1919 HC 1911. 0-6-0T Ravelston 803 To British Railways 1948 Withdrawn 1951 HC 1911. 0-6-0ST John Waddell - To Great Mountain. 1913 0-6-0T Tarndune 339 Withdrawn before 1948 HC 1917. 0-6-0ST Hilda 359 To British Railways 1948 Withdrawn 1954 MW 1920. 0-6-0T Victory 704 Withdrawn ... These continued under British Railways until phasing out of steam in the 1960s ...
List Of Constituents Of British Railways
... The following is a list of constituents of British Railways ... British Railways (BR) was formed by nationalisation on 1 January 1948 in accordance with the Transport Act 1947 ... between these, and additionally some light railways were taken into the fold ...
SECR K And SR K1 Classes - Livery and Numbering - Rebuilds in British Railways Service
... The K and K1 classes were absorbed by British Railways as part of the U and U1 classes in 1948, which were given the BR power classification 4MT (mixed-traffic) in 1950 ... at first retained their Southern Railway livery, with "British Railways" added to the tender when repaints were due ... the U and U1 class locomotives were gradually repainted in the British Railways mixed-traffic lined black livery with red, cream and grey lining and ...

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    There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
    —H.G. (Herbert George)

    History is made in the class struggle and not in bed.
    Alex Mitchell, British left-wing journalist. quoted in Sunday Times (London, 29 Dec. 1985)