David Tyson interviewed by Richard 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.
- Science Museum Group
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