Terence Worrall interviewed by David Maidment
- David John Maidment
Oral history interview with Terence Worrall, conducted and recorded by David Maidment at the interviewee's home in Ramsbury on 22 October 2019. Duration: 1 hr. 7 min. 34 sec. Early career; St Pancras; Management Trainee; Assistant Area Manager; Operations Director British Railways Board (BRB); Organising for Quality (OfQ); preparing for privatisation; safety case validation; BRB attitude to privatisation; politics; retirement; Transmark; Ladbroke Grove accident; Hatfield accident; infrastructure interface; Railtrack safety function; rolling stock safety; Managing Director Thames Trains; signals passed at danger (SPADs); electrification; safety implications of privatisation; Class 153 door safety; InterCity door locking; Cannon Street accident; industry acceptance of safety; safety management since 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
- 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