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No it didn't. The nationalisation was to avoid compensating the owners for war damage. After nationalisation the investment programme planned by the big four was largely cancelled as national resources were ploughed into other areas like housing. This led to the railway being seen as a "working museum". Some of these schemes were picked up again in the 1955 Modernisation Plan, a full ten years after the war and after a change of government.

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