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« on: December 14, 2022, 12:40:43 pm »

Just heard the sad news that Adrian Shooter has died. A great railway man and supporter of railways both modern and heritage.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2022, 01:24:05 pm »

Always thought he deserved a knighthood.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2022, 02:16:52 pm »

I guess he may have turned one down? But yes, agreed.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2022, 03:25:32 pm »

This is sad news.  He's left a great legacy to those who use the trains that ply on the Chiltern Trains routes

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2022, 06:07:30 pm »

There's been a generation or two of people who've been lucky to enjoy the proceeds of the ambitions for Chiltern Railways, delivered firstly with Chris Green in Network Southeast Days and then with Adrian Shooter.

He worked with that long franchise at a time when Chiltern Railways were free to identify and exploit the competition - correctly identified *not* as the rival services from Euston but private vehicle transport on the M40. A continuation of this ambition might have seen Marylebone taking a swing at road traffic on the M1 - for some years their web site hosted the following map with a link to a proposed M1/M6 Parkway station.


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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2022, 09:28:29 pm »

I seem to remember him running the newly electrified BedPan services in 1982 after ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) got over  its technophobia about cab radios etc.

July last year also saw the departure of Sidney Newey, mourned by both the Railway and the Diocese of Oxford.

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