Author: Martin Pearson
Published: 2016
Format: Paperback, 85 pages

Status: In Stock

£10.00

Synopsis

With a foreword by Michael Portillio and signed by the author, this book provides a case study of the decision making from 1850 to 1990 as it affected the Settle-Carlisle railway. Using the Freedom of Information Act the author has unearthed a number of original documents including the Government’s decision to keep the line open in 1989. Martin Pearson himself states ‘this is as near the official record as one can get of what really happened.’ 

Chapters include:

Introducing the Decision Making Model
Birth of a Railway 1850-1880 and the Decision Making
Consolidation and Nationalisation 1880-1948 and the Decision Making
The Run up to Dr Beeching 1948-1962
National and Local Narrative and Closure Plans
The Fight Back
The Final Decision