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Topic 7: Archive - the Railway Conversion League 1958 to 1994

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The railway Conversion League was founded following the seminal paper at 1 in the table below.  It was renamed the Railway Conversion Campaign and ceased operations in 1994 with the death of the Chairman, Major Angus Dalgleish.  The following lists some of the archive documents and makes them available to a wider public..............................................

1 The Potentialities of the British Railways' System as a Reserved Roadway System: Brigadier T. I. Lloyd's seminal paper read to the Institution of Civil Engineers at an ordinary meeting on 26th April 1955 and published in the Proceedings of the Institution in November of that year.* View PDF >
2 Railways into Roadways – are the Railways Doomed. Correspondence from The Engineer reprinted in 1958 following (1) above. View PDF >
3 Twilight of the Railways – What roads they will make Brigadier Lloyd -    View PDF >
4 The BART Experience, what have we learned? Melvin M Webber, Monograph No 26 Institute of Urban and Regional Development and Institute of Transportation Studies University of California View PDF >
5 Memorandum of 18th June 1960 by the Railway Conversion League to the  Special Advisory Group on the British Transport Commission under the Chairmanship of Sir Ivan Stedeford on The Future of the Railways. View PDF >
6 Quotes compiled by the Railway Conversion League, September 1974. View PDF >
7 No Alternative, The Case for Transforming the British Railways into Motor Roads The League: 1976. * View PDF >
8 The Conversion of Railways in to Roads in the United Kingdom: The League 1970 providing many examples.* View PDF >
9 Bus Transit – Mass Transport of the Future A.C Dalgleish International Construction September 1971.* View PDF >
10 Transport Policy Volume 1: A Consultation Document 1976. View PDF >
11 Transport Policy Volume 2: A Consultation Document 1976. View PDF >
12 Transport Policy: Comments on the Consultation Document, The League July 1976. View PDF >
13 Better use of Railways: The Hall Smith Report: Reading University 2nd Edition July 1976.* View PDF >
14 Better use of Railways – Comments and Rejoinders: Edward Smith: Reading University April 1978.* View PDF >
15 A solution to our Transport Problems Angus Dalgleish: Reprint from The Journal of the Institution of Highway Engineers View PDF >
16 A report on the potential for the conversion of some railway routes in London into Roads.  Railway Conversion League July 1984. View PDF >
17 Seaside Special Blackpool: Reprint from Journal of the Institution of Highway Engineers 1986. View PDF >
18 Railroads or Real Roads.  The origins of the Railway Conversion League by Brigadier Lloyd edited by Angus Dalgleish: December 1989.* View PDF >
19 The Truth about Transport: Angus Dalgleish December 1993* View PDF >
20 How to get the Roads we need and keep traffic away from people Railway Conversion Campaign.* View PDF >


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