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RC026 British Transport Commission Review of the Railways, 1956

  • RC026  British Transport Commission Review of the Railways, 1956

NEW DECEMBER 2013. The British Transport Commission, 1956. It comprises 42 pages of text (including four graphs and a few tables), and a total of two blank pages. The file sets these out exactly as in the original, and displays them as a two-page spread. It is word-searchable, and is provided with bookmarks for rapid access to the main sections.

There are two distinct parts to this book.  The first five pages are described as "Proposals for the railways, presented by the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to Parliament by command of Her Majesty, October 1956." The rest are headed "Review of policy and prospects with special reference to the railways: memorandum submitted by the BTC to the Right Hon. Harold Watkinson, MP, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation", dated 13 September 1956.

This document assessed progress made during 1956, with due regard to financial implications, and looked ahead to future plans and prospects. Nine pages near the end gave a detailed summary of the progress of the modernisation scheme.

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