Britain’s Growing Railway is a worthwhile read
In recent times commitments have led to my being unable to make a meaningful contribution to Railfuture’s work, so I recently resigned from my position as vice president.
Railfuture achieves excellent work in many fields and its latest publication - Britain’s
Growing Railway - is a superb read for those wanting facts and figures relating to more than 400 stations that have either reopened or were new since 1960
With 192 pages it has an alphabetical list of them with details of each, followed by details of another 22 stations expected to open within the next seven years.
There is then a section on complete lines and chords that have opened since 1986, plus those with future opening dates. Much detail for Metro and tram systems follows, plus a section on Ireland.
A list then shows reopening by date, and it comes as a surprise to realise that stations were being opened or reopened in the ‘Beeching’ era. Furthermore, 300 were opened under British Rail.
This volume is well worth £9.95 (ISBN 9780-901283-19-1).