Celebrating ‘Scotland’s Lost Branch Lines’ by David Spaven

Sat 6 Jul 2024 4:00 PM

Strathearn Arts, PH7 4A

Celebrating Scotland’s Lost Branch Lines by David Spaven

The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s.  Conventional wisdom viewed these losses as regrettable yet inevitable in an era of growing affluence and rising car ownership.  This ground-breaking study of Dr Beeching’s approach to closures has unearthed strong evidence of a ‘stitch-up’, ignoring the scope for sensible economies and improvements which would have allowed a significant number of axed routes to survive and prosper.

Join acclaimed Comrie-based railway historian David Spaven as he marks the 60th anniversary of the closure of the Crieff and Comrie railway stations with the launch of his latest book which traces the birth, live and eventual death of Scotland’s branch lines.

Doors open 2.30pm. In addition, our Refreshment Bar offers a range of non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks & snacks.

Please pay by Card or Contactless, to speed up our till process & minimise bank charges. Due to the impending closure of our local bank, we will no longer be able to accept cash, with effect from 1 May 2024.

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Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Strathearn Arts, Crieff. United Kingdom