John Reddyhoff intereviewed by Peter Willey

2021-08-19 in West Yorkshire
Peter G. Willey

Interview with John Reddyhoff recorded on the 19 of August by Peter Willey. Duration 1hr 23 min. 38 sec. Maintenance experience at Polmadie, Cockerhill and Motherwell; maintenance of Diesel Locomotives; Maintenance of High Speed Trains (HST); Engineering Career; Experience of Industry reorganisation; Creating of Rolling Stock Leasing Companies; Sale of Rolling Stock leasing Companies; Leasing process; Valuation of Railway Rolling Stock; Commercial relationships and collaboration; Railway Industry safety improvements; Comparing British Rail and Post Privatisation industry; Personal Reflections.

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
Britain's Railways All Change
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oral history interview
Britain Railway’s All Change Oral History Archive (BRAC), created in partnership with the Friends of the National Railway Museum, the Retired Railway Officers Society and the National Railway Museum