New Article: Sixes and Sevens: the Big Four and its Alternatives

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New Article: Sixes and Sevens: the Big Four and its Alternatives

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Thanks to Ray Fisher for the article "Sixes and Sevens: the Big Four and its Alternatives":

https://www.lner.info/article/history/bigfour.php

Previously written for the Huddersfield Railway Circle, this covers the proposed Groupings and how we ended up with the Big Four we know and love
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Re: New Article: Sixes and Sevens: the Big Four and its Alternatives

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That is a very interesting article, thank you.
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Re: New Article: Sixes and Sevens: the Big Four and its Alternatives

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Agreed, very interesting. I had years ago pondered the Big 4 and thought having the Midland merged with the LNWR/L&YR was a mistake, and independently had decided that Midland/GCR/GSWR would have made a viable 5th group. Gorton vs Derby would probably have been as acrimonious as Derby vs Horwich/Crewe though!

I didn't know about the earlier proposals however.
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