Richard Goldson interviewed by Frank Paterson (session 1 of 2)
- Frank Paterson
Oral history interview with Richard Goldson, conducted and recorded by Frank Paterson (session 1) at the interviewer's home in York on 9 April 2018. Duration: 2 hr. 14 min. 55 sec. British Rail: Eastern Region Traffic Management Trainee Leeds Division 1970; Assistant Area Manager Knottingley; Personal Assistant to David Bowick; Station Manager Brighton; reforming parcels staff work at Brighton; training at The Grove; quality of training, British Rail Headquarters Marylebone marketing department 1981-1982; open station concept objectives and implementation; freight; aggregates; Foster Yeoman project; Regional Freight Manager Swindon; Railfreight International Business Manager; train ferry; Freight Business Headquarters at Euston House, Railfreight Finance and Resources Manager; new Anglia Region; future involvement in Organising for Quality (OfQ) project; OfQ project team; trade unions relationship; sub-sectors; Signalling & Telecoms (S&T) function; sector management structure; project completion party; privatisation secrecy; comments and relationship with John Edmonds; relations between the Board and Department of Transport (DoT); impact on personal life
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
- 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.
- Science Museum Group