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By way of opening, yes, I am aware that BR does not exist anymore. This however, is an opinion about the whole rail network and it seemed fitting to put it here, after all, as you will see, BR had its merits. Many of us rely on rail travel every day and there can be few people who have ... Read review
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British Rail, Where\'s Thomas the tank?

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23.11.2007

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muenchen66 19.06.2008 14:13

great video!

Chuckles1987 04.06.2008 16:46

Fantastic review, can tell you\'ve put a lot of effort into this. Nice one x

punkessy 02.02.2008 03:11

Exceptional video review. Trains are my favorite form of transportation and its nice to always know a little more information.

ruth1957 12.01.2008 02:12

INFORMATIVE GOOD REVIEW

THE_ELITE13 07.01.2008 12:59

Good review not what I was really expecting but still interesting and informative... Well done for actually bothering to take the time out to do that,... Sam

THE_ELITE13 07.01.2008 12:59

Good review not what I was really expecting but still interesting and informative... Well done for actually bothering to take the time out to do that,... Sam

PAJulian 23.11.2007 18:31

I love British Rail. With family living in London and me living in the North East it is the most economic and most comfortable way of getting around. I really loved the video. You do not need to sell British Rail to me. I have loved traveling by train since I was a small child and I am now 59. If you plan ahead you can get some wonderful deals.

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railway historian, provides an authoritative
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to privatisation, and a unique insight into its
difficult role in the government's privatisation
planning from 1989. Based on free access to the
British Railway Board's rich archives, the book
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themes: a process of continuous organisational
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directive to reduce operating costs and improve
productivity; a concern with financial
performance, technological change, service
quality, and the management of industrial
relations; and the Board's ambiguous position as
the Conservative government pressed home its
privatisation programme. The introduction of
sector management from 1982 and the 'Organising
for Quality' initiative of the early 1990s, the
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sale of the subsidiary businesses, the large-scale
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obsession with safety which followed the Clapham
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and failures of the public sector, rehearses the
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