David Tyson interviewed by Richard Goldson

Charles Richard Browne Goldson

Oral history interview with David Tyson, conducted and recorded by Richard Goldson at the Railway Pension Trust offices, Liverpool Street in London on 3 May 2018. Duration: 1 hr. 22 min. 24 sec. Driver’s Assistant; Driver; Norwich Depot; Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) Executive; Railways Pension Trustee; stagnation on railways 1980s; traincrew concept 1988; participation in ASLEF and rising up the hierarchy; privatisation preparation; Regional Railways Central (RRC) profit centre; increased supervision; possibility of management career; taking privatisation seriously 1992; ASLEF opposition; traditional link structures abolished; fears about Railtrack; creation of Anglia Railways; wage dispute 1995; Railway Savings Bank; passenger demand growth; GB Rail open access operations; Network Rail; approach to trade union negotiation; differences between franchisees; future of train driving; salary competition

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.

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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.

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