Adrian Shooter interviewed by David Maidment (session 1 of 3)

David John Maidment

Oral history interview with Adrian Shooter, conducted and recorded by David Maidment (session 1) in a public place on 12 June 2019. Duration: 59 min. 5 sec. Early career; Area Manager St Pancras; driver only operation (DOO); Managing Director Red Star Parcels; Director Parcels; Post Office contracts; work on privatisation for Director Engineering; setting up rolling stock companies (ROSCOs); arranging Master Operating Lease Agreements (MOLA); input from TOCs; relationships with civil service; setting up Chiltern Trains; management buyout (MBO) successful; discussions with ROSCOs

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.