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Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching (1913-1985), Chairman of British Railways Board, 1963-1965

Sitter in 12 portraits
Beeching was responsible for what became popularly know as the 'Beeching Axe', which streamlined British Rail by massive reductions in track, stations and staff.

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5348

'Beeching Special'

by Sir David Low
pen and ink, white heightening and wash, circa 1962
NPG 5348

5357

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by William Papas ('Papas')
pen and ink and blue crayon, published in the Guardian, 24 September 1962
NPG 5357

x82586

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82586

x82588

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82588

x164012

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 3 February 1970
NPG x164012

D2727

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Geoffrey Davien
sculptoon, ceramic, 1964
NPG D2727

5355

'Hitched-up' ((Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching)

by Stanley Franklin ('Franklin')
pen and ink, blue crayon and white heightening, 1962
NPG 5355

x82587

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82587

x16401

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1970
NPG x16401

D2736

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by Geoffrey Davien
sculptoon, terracotta, 1964
NPG D2736