Liam on Instagram: “Leith, Edinburgh 1987 #edinburgh #class37 #diesellocomotive”
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The Lady visits Plymouth
Class 52 D1048 Western Lady draws to a halt at Plymouth. It was a hot but overcast day on 8th September 1975 when D1048 arrived with this Paddington - Penzance working. In the background 47 500 lurks, unphotographed... Photo Jean Dowling Copyright Geoff Dowling; All rights reserved.
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British Rail has had a lasting impact upon not only the rail industry in the UK and world, but also on design standards.
British Rail - the development of the major trunk routes - February 1965
The corollary of the infamous 'Beeching Report' was this 1965 publication - the document that went to extol were on the network investment and development would take place. Issued in February 1965 it showed the 'core' network for both passengers and freight and how this had been arrived at. I suppose it helped launch 'Inter-City' in some ways - on the freight side the optimistic view of heavy manufacturing industry and its location (that helped focus the Board's view at the time) would not…
British Rail’s double-arrow logo, by the Design Research Unit
Gerry Barney of the Design Research Unit conceived the famous double-arrow, a remarkably robust and memorable icon that has outlasted British Rail itself.