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The Greatest Railway Blunder
The Greatest Railway Blunder
by Adrian Vaughan
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't adapt to change!, 8 Sept. 2009
The impression I gain of the author is that he resented the long overdue changes which were needed to drag the railway industry into the era of modern business. Old practices just had to be killed off. The one thing privatisation did was to bring in new levels of investment to upgrade trains and infrastructure; and business expertise which was sadly lacking in the old career railwayperson who started out as a cleaner/porter and rose through the ranks over many decades (myself included).
While there was a period of trepidation amongst staff in the 90's, mainly over fears of job security, many of us did very well out of the privatisation process, both financially and in career opportunites. Sadly, there were those who lacked forward vision who wanted to stay firmly in the past and my opinion is that this author appears to be among them.
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