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The 1896 Light Railways Act : The Law That Made Heritage Railways Possible - John Hannavy

The 1896 Light Railways Act

The Law That Made Heritage Railways Possible

Paperback Published: 15th August 2019
ISBN: 9781445693446
Number Of Pages: 96

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This book explores the enduring impact of the 1896 Light Railways Act, which was designed to speed up the official procedures for gaining approval to construct a railway line. Originally intended to lapse in 1901, it was extended instead, and somehow stayed on the statute books long after is use had ceased.

In the 1960s, groups of steam railway enthusiasts recognised it as a possible means of gaining approval to reopen stretches of railway lines that had been closed by Dr Beeching, keeping the steam dream alive. More than half a century later, some of these restored lines have already celebrated their golden jubilees, and their popularity continues to grow. Thanks to the unintended consequence of that 1896 Act, each new generation since Beeching has had - and will continue to have - the opportunity to enjoy the magic of steam trains.

ISBN: 9781445693446
ISBN-10: 1445693445
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 15th August 2019
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.5

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