A recent review in the September issue of The Railway Magazine of "Disconnected! Broken links in Britain's rail policy" co-authored by Chris Austin & myself
"‘Disconnected’ is a serious, thoroughly researched sequel to the authors’ "Holding the Line", published by OPC in 2012. Thus we learn how a civil servant and a respected railway journalist risked their careers by leaking details of the Serpell Report to the press, creating such a media outcry that the report’s proposals were thrown to the winds.
With assistance from Hansard and the National Archive Centre, the authors provide proof of the negative attitude to railways prevalent during the 1960s and ‘70s among civil servants and even at BRB HQ...."
read article in full here