British Rail, by Wolmar, Christian
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- ISBN: 9781405946278 | 140594627X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/8/2023
You think you know British Rail. Stale sandwiches, inefficiency, and violent yellow carriages: we haven't looked kindly on the last of our state-owned organizations to be privatized. But through its 50-year lifetime, British Rail transformed our transport system, and for a time provided one of the fastest regular rail services in the world. Born into postwar austerity, impoverished, and exploited by a hostile press, British Rail became a punchline, dismissed and swept away by Conservative government. Now, Christian Wolmar provides a new perspective on public loss in a time of privatization. British Rail is ripe for a new history.