Chiltern Railways

The Inside Story

Adrian Shooter

This book, uniquely, gives an insight to the business strategy and its delivery that underpinned the performance of one of Rail Privatization's greatest successes.
Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
200 color & black and white illustrations & a route map
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526792495

Dimensions : 11 X 8.4 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 192
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Overview
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This book, uniquely, gives an insight to the business strategy and its delivery that underpinned the performance of one of Rail Privatization’s greatest successes.

It also shows the reader some of the many ‘behind the scenes’ jobs which are essential to the functioning of a railway but which are rarely seen by outsiders.

Throughout, it demonstrates that a railway, like many other endeavors, is a team effort. Every employee is just as important as the boss. He can have a day off and it all still works. If a driver or a maintenance fitter, working on their own, make a mistake all hell can be let loose.

At a time of change, partly brought about by Covid, this book gives strong clues as to how the Nation’s railways might be more efficiently organized and run.

It is easy to read and copiously illustrated.

About The Author
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Brought up in Surrey, Adrian joined British Railways as an Engineering Management Trainee in 1970. After twelve years managing various maintenance organisations, including helping to launch the HST service on the East Coast Mainline, he ran the first Driver Only passenger line in the UK. A spell running BR's express parcels company, Red Star, was followed by leading the creation of Train Operator, Rail Express Systems. This was excellent experience, which helped when he led a Management Buyout for Chiltern Railways, which went on to be one of the most successful Train Operating Companies. In 'retirement' he is still active in the Rail Industry.

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