British Railways - The Privatisation Years
British Railways Privatisation Years Britain's railways have undergone huge fundamental changes, twice. The first when nationalised after World War Two, and again in the 1990s when they were re-privatised. The latter saw numerous small companies established to run the trains and the larger Railtrack to oversee the infrastructure. This publication examines Train Operating Companies that have come and gone, the rolling stock revolution, freight evolution, and the successes and failures of privatisation. Many companies have disappeared, while some have been taken back into public ownership. This special from the Modern Railways stable tells the story in detail and looks at how the railways will soon change again to be renamed Great British Railways.