British Railways Board

  • Saving a main line railway: a remarkable achievement!

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    50 years ago this year, the first seeds were sown in a bid to save a section of the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire. Graham Oliver, the railway’s former chief executive, recalls those early days of an embryo scheme which has subsequently blossomed into the country’s only double-track main line preserved railway.  As 1968 progressed…

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