James Ward interviewed by Christopher Mew

Christopher Frank Mew

Oral history interview with James Ward, conducted and recorded by Christopher Mew at another interviewee's home in Northamptonshire on 10 May 2019, includes a contribution from Philip Dunkley. Duration: 16 min. 7 sec. Constitution of safety case panels; career background; railway laboratories; Scientific Services; sale of Meldon Quarry; precursor for formal safety cases; safety case requirements; Adrian Shooter (Managing Director Chiltern); larger train operating companies (TOCs) more responsibilities and expertise

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.