Brian Maddison interviewed by Richard Spoors
- Richard John Spoors
Oral history interview with Brian Maddison, conducted and recorded by Richard Spoors at the interviewee's home in Nottingham on 16 May 2018. Duration: 1 hr. 2 min. 37 sec. Peterborough District Civil Engineer’s office; King's Cross 1965; bridge reconstruction; Leicester Area Civil Engineer’s office 1968; Nottingham Division Buildings Section 1971; diving training 1968; Works Production Assistant; railway diving; bridge scour; Glanrhyd accident 1987; river bed measurement; InterCity Area Civil Engineer’s office Peterborough; Network SouthEast; New Barnet station vandalism; sectorisation changes; Renewals Assistant (Permanent Way); Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); Assistant Area Civil Engineer Works 1993; part of British Rail Infrastructure Services (BRIS); setting up own company; no future for British Rail (BR) Works function; Bridgeway set up 1995; working with Railtrack; expertise reassembled
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