Beeching, who chaired the British Railways Board and lived for a time in Solihull, compiled a report which led to a savage axing of train routes and stations, together with more than 60,000 job losses.
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It was on March 27, 1963 that the British Railways Board, chaired by Richard Beeching, produced a report that was to lead to a savage axing of train routes and stations.
So impressed was Marples with Beeching's ideas about drastically pruning the railway network that he asked him, unsurprisingly, in 1961 to join the British Transport Commission as chairman designate of the new British Railways Board - his brief was to 'reshape' Britain's railway system.
The site was among those sold to DB Schenker, then known as England, Wales and Scottish Railways (EWS) during the privatisation of the British Railways Board in the mid 1990s.
Ernest Marples appointed another pro-road transport person, Dr Beeching, to be the first Chairman of British Railways Board in June, 1961, and he produced his infamous report The Reshaping of British Railways (or Beeching 1 Report) in March, 1963.
CWT was granted tenancy of the former railway goods yard in 1993 by the British Railways Board.