19 November 2015
Following the success of Holding the Line - How Britain's Railways were Saved, Chris Austin and I have co-authored a second volume: Disconnected – Broken Links in Britain’s Rail Policy which was published on November 19th.
"This is an extremely important book which sheds much light on the dirty goings-on within the British Railways Board and Government in the 1960s and 1970s. It makes a convincing case that far bigger cuts to the network were only narrowly averted, often by the intervention of ‘whistle-blowers’ within BR and Government
The book offers insights which are both historical and contemporary. The introductory chapter on ‘The Policy Gap’ in the 1960s and 1970s is a very useful scene-setter and would make a good major stand-alone paper in its own right...."
Read a review of the book by Professor Paul Salveson