Object type
Place of origin
cleaner; passed cleaner; apprentice fitter; fitter; temporary fitter in charge; shedman (examining fitter), alphabetical seniority; desciption of tasks; motive power depot; coal stage working; exams; rules and regulations; firing turn; "Crab" locomotive, 2-6-0 class 5, 1926 Lancashire and Yorkshire, Chief Mechanical Engineer (C.M.E.) Hughes; boiler pressurees, cylinder sizes; last firing turn; opportunities of tradesmen over footplatemen; shift work; frightening experience; class 8, compared to class 5; "soled and heeled"; fire problems, over loaded with twelve coaches; banking engines; fitter background, description of fitter tasks, comparison to footplate work; Caprotti 5 (73125), Raidinger valve gear, Vernier adjustable cams; George Fisher; local shunting; single line tokens; works time keeping rules; steam tests; Arrival of deisels, 350 hp, deisel electric shunters, refuelling problems, speeds; 0-4-0 steam engines, performances; AEC four wheeled rail cars, popularity; deisel multiple iunits (DMUs); drivers and fireman on deisels; frost fires; 4F locomotive; flat lying deisel engines; Locomotive Drivers Council (LDC); route workings; coal train stopping distances; turning engines on triangle; coal stage, water tower; coaling practice; railcars replacing steam locomotives, deisel fuel freezing; closures, vacancy lists; crew skills; broken crank pin; line clearing; passenger complaints, failed train; records burnt in firebox; 350 hp diesel shunter; new 25s, description of preparation and shortcomings; d.o.b. 1936-08-17, railway work: 1951-1965, Dudley; Burton, station, Bromsgrove; Overseal; Sheffield-Torquay; Washford Heath; Gloucester; Birmingham; Derby, Etches Park, Friar Gate; Cockshot; Stoke; Colehill bank; Castle Bromwich; Moira East/South; Drakelow; Donisthorpe; Leicester; Carden; London Midland & Scottish Railway; Derby Research Laboritory; Rolls Royce; London North Eastern Railway; National Coal Board (NCB); Ind. Coope Brewery;

Fleming, David


apprentice; shift, diesel fitter; deputy chargehand; work study practitioner; motive power assistant; engineer for planning and investment; commissioning engineer; area manager; retail manager; project manager; railwaymen, community; apprentice training; running shed, conditions; City and Guilds; restoration, special trains; driving; closures, redundancies; Clayton diesels; class 40, water pick up, steam heating; great train robbery; staff manipulating; freight traffic decline; budgetery; industrial relations; NEBSS certificate; electrification; derailment, German re-railing equipment, explosives train; lamp changing; improvements; quality; Advanced Passenger Train (APT), 1st run; aircraft engineers, relations, railwaymen; tilt failure, prime minister, report, adverse publicity; discipline; redundant signalmen; collision; standards; re-enactment 1894 opening; vocational qualifications; restructuring conditions; negociation; privatisation; pay conditions; trade unions; d.o.b. 1942-09-24, railway work 1958-1996, Ballachulish; Oban; Dawsholm; Haymarket; St. Rollox; Polmadie Motive Power depot (MPD); Yoker depot; Eastfield depot; Shields Electric depot; Darlington; Motherwell; West Coast Main Line (WCML); Carstairs; Barncluith Tunnel; Carnforth; London; Penrith; Glasgow; Abington; Rugby; Preston; Bellgrove; Milgavie branch; British Rail; Derby Research; Jordan hill Teacher Training College; Rutherglen Training School; Glasgow North Suburban and West Highland Lines; West Highland Line; Railway Industry Training Council; Railtrack; Scottish Qualification Authority; Scotrail;

Cameron, Ian


management trainee; traffic assistant; assistant station manager; area operations manager; area manager; director; chief operations manager; managing director; John Pollard; training philosophy; effluent; derailmant of bo-plate wagon; abstraction of paraffin; black panther murders; parochial attitude of staff; royal family; politicians; thefts; hands on management; suicide; missed stop; flexible hours rostering; Lew Adams; staff reductions; blacklegs; immigrant workers, staff relations; industrial relations; Peter Rayner; Alec Bath; George Andrews; lighting strikes; spending rates; Bob Reid; D2 T1-12 influencing the future of railways; cost/benefit rationalisation; East Coast Mainline Line (ECML) electrification; members of parliament; sponsored airshow; Teddy Taylor; Theresa Gorman; senior officers mess, description; Gordon Pettitt; Colin McKeever; royal trains, sealed instructions; funerals, Queen Mother, Duke of Norfolk; president of India; Lady Susan Hussey; David Walker; Sussex Police, impressions; Paddy Ashdown, lobby for new trains; privatisation; plotting; Chris Green; training workshops; failed management buy out; d.o.b. 1951-03-25, railway work 1973-1996, Leeds; King's cross; Euston; Birmingham; Great Bridge; Dudley; Liverpool Street; Broxbourne; RTye House; Clacton; Southend; Pitsea; Stratford; Temple Mills; London Bridge; Charing Cross; Waterloo; Stanstead; London Midland Region; Freighliner; Anglia Region; Budweiser; South West Division; Gemini Consulting; Stagecoach; Network Southeast;

Field, Peter James