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beech

a forest tree of the genus Fagus with glossy oval leaves, thin, smooth, greyish bark and fine-grained wood.

beech

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But this time Dr Beeching was to fail in his mission .
Golcar councillor and railway expert Paul Salveson organised the low-key production lampooning the 1963 Beeching Axe, which recommended the closure of thousands of miles of railway and thousands of stations.
The main failures of the Beeching report, which today would have been rejected as flawed, was a lack of adequate cost and revenue data (based on one week's financial information in 1961) and a lack of financial and management vision.
It was on March 27, 1963 that the British Railways Board, chaired by Richard Beeching, produced a report that was to lead to a savage axing of train routes and stations.
On March 27, 1963, the British Railways Board, chaired by Richard Beeching, produced a report that was to lead to a savage axing of train routes and stations.
Tomorrow - Wednesday March 27 - marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of the Beeching Report, which recommended the wholesale closure of thousands of miles of railways.
Probably not the way Baron Beeching, Dr Richard Beeching as was, high-powered businessman and physicist, would like to be remembered.
Dr Beeching was hired because his experience at ICI would enable him to oversee the transition to a more modern system.
com, where he was Executive Creative Director, Beeching has lived and worked in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Others suggest that if only the Government had waited until the introduction of modern signalling and unmanned stations, then the huge reduction in operating costs would surely have merited the retention of many of the services Beeching axed.