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.
Explore the portrait of Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching by Geoffrey Davien (NPG D2727) from all angles | the portrait of Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching by Geoffrey Davien (NPG D2736) from all angles
by Stanley Franklin ('Franklin')
pen and ink, blue crayon and white heightening, 1962
by William Papas ('Papas')
pen and ink and blue crayon, published in the Guardian 24 September 1962
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