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

Christopher Frank Mew

Oral history interview with Robert Goundry, conducted and recorded by Christopher Mew on 15 January 2019 (session 2) at the interviewee's home in Warwickshire. Duration: 25 min. 53 sec. Implementation of privatisation; privatisation unsuccessful in North West; lack of real competition post-privatisation; separation of track and trains; effect of privatisation on station staff service; personal feelings about privatisation; overview of privatisation

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.