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British Rail 1974–1997From Integration to Privatisation$
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Terry Gourvish

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250059

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

British Rail after 25 Years of Nationalisation

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
British Rail 1974–1997
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Terry Gourvish (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0001

This introductory chapter presents an assessment of the British railway system under nationalization, public perceptions of rail transport, and the ‘political’ economy of the railways. Topics discussed include the British Railways Board, the Railways Act 1974, and the difficulties of public sector management.

Keywords:   railways, British Railways Board, Railways Act 1974, nationalization

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