Robert Goundry interviewed by Christopher Mew (session 1 of 2)

Christopher Frank Mew

Oral history interview with Robert Goundry, conducted and recorded by Christopher Mew on 4 April 2018 (session 1) at the interviewee's home in Warwickshire. Duration: 52 mins. 25 sec. Career until privatisation; setting up Provincial sector; process of creating train operating company (TOC); personal views on privatisation; difficulties of process; management buyout (MBO) process

One of over 150 oral history recordings made as part of the Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) archive project. BRAC was set-up to cover gaps in documenting the railway privatisation process in the United Kingdom, between 1994 and 1997, when the government-owned British Rail was dismantled into over 100 privately-owned companies. The interviews capture the recollections of people involved in the planning and implementation of the privatisation process, the management of change and running the railway during privatisation.


Oral Histories
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oral history interview
Courtesy of Robert Goundry. Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) oral history archive, created in partnership with the Friends of the National Railway Museum, the Retired Railway Officers’ Society and the National Railway Museum.