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The 1896 Light Railways Act The Law That Made Heritage Railways Possible

by John Hannavy

The 1896 Light Railways Act The Law That Made Heritage Railways Possible Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781445693446
Publication date: 15th August 2019
Author: John Hannavy
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Trains & railways: general interest,

About John Hannavy

John Hannavy has been exploring, photographing and writing about Britain's industrial heritage for more than fifty years. A retired academic, and unashamed steam enthusiast, he is a regular contributor to Vintage Spirit and other heritage magazines, and has written and illustrated many books.

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