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

David John Maidment

Oral history interview with Adrian Shooter, conducted and recorded by David Maidment (session 3) at the Railway Children office, Sandbach, Cheshire on 29 August 2019. Duration: 58 min. 52 sec. British Transport Police (BTP) Committee; Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC); relationship with Railtrack/Network Rail; Chair Wrexham & Shropshire Railway; Chair Tyne & Wear Metro Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Vivarail; sustainability; Chair Vintage Trains Ltd/Tyseley Loco Works; decision to bid to be train operating company (TOC); steam specials and other businesses; training steam traction drivers; attitude of senior managers to railway enthusiasm

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.