Printout from The Last Main Line:

Poster inviting people to attend a public meeting on the future of the former Great Central line

Poster inviting people to attend a public meeting on the future of the former Great Central line

L2752. This fascinating poster was produced by Lutterworth Rural District Council in January 1962. At a time when the future of the London Extension was under threat, it urges 'all affected' people to attend a public meeting to discuss the 'proposal to reduce rail services and close stations on the former Great Central line'. Even by the time this meeting was held, through express services had already stopped running for two years. Whatever the public response, the route could not be saved, and in September 1966 the last main line became the first one to close.
qkwPoster
alt_title
themessocio-economic context
subjectRailway Companies - British Railways
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
railways - railway closure
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorcorporatename - Lutterworth Rural District Council
Datecreation - 1962-01
TypeDocument - poster
Formatdimension.H - 446mm
dimension.W - 284mm
IdentifierDE1379/517/69b
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationdocument - Poster
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - 1962-01
RightsLeicestershire County Council